Archive for December, 2006

Monday, December 25th, 2006

unto us a son

there’s nothing like Christmas to get right to the heart of this motherhood thing, and vice versa. i wasn’t expecting much “heart” out of this Christmas…i was excited about it being O’s first, sure, and was ready to burn it into my mommy brain for all posterity or risk having to pay for his therapy […]

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006

the darkest evening of the year

it is Winter Solstice. our northern hunk of earth has tilted itself out into the dark, and this blinding, meltingly sunny afternoon is a brief blip of light in bleak midwinter, a short flash punctuating what Frost called the darkest evening of the year. that phrase has always given me a thrill. it has a […]

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Monday, December 18th, 2006

tag, i’m it

Dave, in his noble and ever-uphill quest to help me truly become part of the 21st century, has tagged me with the “Five Things You Don’t Know About Me” meme. the very fact that i know what a meme is is some proof that his efforts have not entirely failed. :) i like reading these […]

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Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

little mr. mobile

no i have not taken to stuffing the child under the tub…he got there all by himself. :) batten the hatches, lock the cupboards! Oscar is crawling. backwards only, just yet…but crawling. sweet merciful gods. the cat is in hiding.

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Monday, December 11th, 2006

mother guilt

Oscar spent his weekend in the hospital. and i spent much of it feeling like the world’s most horrible mother…because i almost didn’t take him there. The Boy woke up with a cold early Thursday morning…by Friday evening, it had drooled its way into my system too. we tag-teamed our way through the night, O […]

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Monday, December 4th, 2006

my little grinch heart

i’m a bad mommy. ever since December dawned three days ago, i’ve been secretly suffering from seasonal denial. while i haven’t quite gone so far as to try to stop Christmas from coming, i have been hoping it will just quietly go away…and perhaps come again another year, when i’m more ready? more festive? if […]

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