Archive for October, 2006

Monday, October 30th, 2006

the generations

i went on a date last night. not with Oscar’s father, no. too conventional, that…better to get gussied up for someone else and keep Dave on his toes. of course, the person i actually poured myself into pantyhose for is my nearly eight-seven-year-old grandfather, so Dave wasn’t exactly eaten up with envy or anything. but […]

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

the fiercest gourmet

is human flesh an appropriate first food for babies? ’cause i think Oscar may be something of a cannibal. O’s first teeth broke through a little over a month ago, and have matured into two teeny white razors poking up from his gummy smile. he’s entranced by them. he flicks his tongue along them all […]

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

my baby you’ll be

the house is quiet. er…the house is asleep, at least. the snoring beside me and the purring from the corner chair are both quiet and rhythmic, comforting. the rain taps at our tin roof. the furnace drones on, two floors down. an occasional peep squawks from the baby monitor as a small body tries to […]

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Monday, October 16th, 2006

no rest for the wicked

i just ate a chocolate cupcake for breakfast. it’s ten am, and i’m still wandering around the house in bright red flannel pajamas dotted with snowmen, like a refugee from a tweenie slumber party in 1983. Oscar’s been asleep for half an hour, bless him, but i haven’t showered, nor have i lavished any much-needed […]

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Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Crib Cast #3 – sunday morning coffee, boys and girls

Crib Cast #3 Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 sunday morning coffee talk on gender and parenting – how mommying and daddying work out differently, what changes we’ve discovered in our relationships since the babies came, and what we want to try to model for our kids. plus, the eternal question…does either gender actually enjoy taking out […]

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

confessions of a blog debutante wannabe

i’ve been trying to learn to play well with others. not in person…though those lessons wouldn’t hurt. much. but despite the admittedly sorry state of my social life (i watched “Dancing with the Stars” the other night – and found it thought-provoking), it’s my blogging that’s really gotten lonely. it’s taken awhile for me to […]

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

the substitute mommy

i woke up this morning and i wanted to call in sick. of course, this was the third time i’d woken. the first was at four-thirty, when Oscar – who seems to be going through a ravenous spurt – awoke starving. the second was forty minutes later, when after a reluctant (on my part – […]

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Sunday, October 1st, 2006

i am running for Oscar

we had a big day today. this afternoon was the 2006 Run for the Cure, the breast cancer fundraiser. i bundled up O in too many clothes – i have this nervous horror of him being underdressed – and we walked the route…along with my mom, her friend/longtime companion Henry, and my sister Erin. we […]

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