Archive for February, 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009


Originally uploaded by o&poecormier her first solids, if a thin rice-oatmeal gruel can really be considered solids. and there i am, pimping the mush, coaxing her little bird mouth to open, beaming with pride when she reaches out for more. smiling, watching, as i push her off the ledge. into whatever her life’s relationship with […]

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


Originally uploaded by o&poecormier a rough night, little one. you are on the threshold of so many things these days that sleeping – so recently finally mastered, o thing of beauty – has suddenly left us, abandoned ship. i am bereft, blurry, unable to steer a straight course with the gaping hole of its absence […]

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Friday, February 20th, 2009

every sperm is sacred

yesterday was supposed to be vasectomy day. a crazy morning running around making sure kids were fed and watered and changed and temperatures taken and fevers broken and medicines swallowed and diapers packed and i made french toast but that was as much time as we seemed to have for special things, for taking stock. […]

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

baby and toddler

baby and toddler Originally uploaded by o&poecormier i had no idea how complicated it would be, these two, these little lives unfolding in my house yet solitudes unto themselves. she turns to him, all baby squeak and anticipation, oozing delight; he turns away, all toddler moody i will go this far and then no further […]

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Friday, February 13th, 2009

i hate fish, even the bug kind

the year i was in seventh grade my mom and i moved across town. we’d lived on the second floor of an old century house, all slant ceilings and mysterious cupboards, most of my childhood. the elderly couple who owned the place and lived below were like grandparents to me…but the street was an oasis […]

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009


and then sometimes it just all builds up and the urge to run, to outdistance, unfetter, leaves me shaking. i live in the nexus of family and old friends, in the town where i grew up, the town where, sometimes, i feel smallest. the sidewalks testify to memories three decades old and to go out […]

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Friday, February 6th, 2009

happily ever after

one of those weeks without enough coffee in the world. 3 am, 4 am, 5 am, 6 am, and 7 am all witnessed on the clock by my bleary eyes. sleep training feels like one big irony from here, a joke concocted by sadists. training me to do without sleep, is apparently what the fine […]

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

groundhog day, again

there appears to have been a rip in the space-time continuum because both my children are currently sleeping. in the daytime. in their beds. lest you think i exaggerate the rarity of this blessed event let me explain that the younger one is just learning to nap like a civilized infant whilst the elder one […]

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