• RzDrms

    Just post a photo of The Black Toilet (RIP) and call it a day.

  • Anu

    Holy crap!! That is all I have left to say.

  • Missy

    When I was in 3rd grade, I was convinced I was going to marry Tyler Hill because my last name was McGraw and his was Hill and all my textbooks said McGraw-Hill. I still think this is logical thinking. Also, keep feeling better!

  • Heather Armstrong

    I want ti hug this comment so hard.

  • issascrazyworld

    All the talking dog Christmas movies need to die in a fiery crash. My nine year old is obsessed. Each one is worse than the last. We’re all finally healthy after a freaking month of illness, so don’t mind the Lysol I just sprayed in here. I hope your girls get feeling better soon.

  • Tish

    Feel like the Conjunctivitis song needs to be a School House Rock song.

  • Brigid

    Heather, you are such a good writer. Look at this sentence:
    “I said each word out loud in my head and then out loud outside of my head.”
    Man. I would feel jealous if I didn’t love it so.

  • MSM

    To continue in the theme of “marriage destiny,” I spent most of 2nd grade planning my wedding to a nice young man whose last name just so happened to be Anderson. My name is Melissa Sue. Therefore, I would be (cue the bells) Melissa Sue Anderson, the exact name of the actress who played Mary on Little House on the Prairie. Sadly, Mr. Anderson moved and I promptly forgot him in 3rd grade. Elementary-aged girl, thy name is Fickle.

  • Andrea

    I feel like that last paragraph was shade to PW and I love it.

  • http://thebrendablog.typepad.com brendakula

    My two girls are grown now. But I DO remember those days. Oh, and head lice after sleep overs. Those were the worst.

  • musikproStL

    If you got out of Haiti with only a simple case of dysentery and not something like shigella or giardia (which I’ve caught twice each in Haiti), you were extremely lucky. Traveling and living there is not for sissies.

  • Natasha

    There’s a new ‘Buddies’ movie out on netflix. Oh, the horror.
    Hope you three are in top shape soon!

  • annie

    Conjunctivitis what’s your function…

  • nervrom

    I just thought I was gonna marry Devon Sawa. We have the same first name, same DES initials, and both a weird often mispronounced name beginning with an S. I sent him a fan letter once when I was ten (after Now & Then came out), DETAILING ALL OF THESE THINGS, and he did not respond. SIGH!

  • Teal

    I was obsessed with JTT (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, of course) at that age. I used to send him fan letters. Never heard back, though…

    Anyway, I hope you’re doing better, and I love the masthead for the month. Very spiffy & festive!

  • Teal

    Not to mention the famous country singers, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw. Could it be any more destined?

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    You could always try again via Twitter? He’s much more active there ever since he joined the cast of Nikita.

  • Kate H

    Awww, I hope you’re all feeling better soon. On a completely different note, I love that throw pillow!

  • nervrom

    ahah well, i was mostly joking.

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    As was I. ;)

  • nervrom

    I guess now’s a good time to mention I totally tweeted him, too. HAHA

  • Courtney

    When I was younger and really into New Kids on the Block, I was going to marry Donnie Wahlberg (he was totally the cutest!). Plus, we had the same last initials, which was just so handy because I wouldn’t have to change mine. Like an 11-year-old has a ton of monogrammed towels or something to worry about?

    But yeah, we’ve been the house of death recently too–a stomach bug hit all four of us, and then three of us have been cycling through a cough/cold/snotfest for WEEKS. I would love to have us all just be healthy at the same time.

  • Tiffany

    I don’t know what it is about this winter, but our family was sick the entire month of November. First a nasty, lingering flu that my four-year old caught and gave to me & our three-month old, then a stomach bug similarly shared, now we’re on our second snotty cold being passed around in as many weeks. I hate this winter.

  • Inga

    ♫ Poop and pee and snot and drool and spit-up
    These are all the things that babies do
    Poop and pee and snot and drool
    Not the exception – it’s the rule! ♫

  • jeansandjacketrequired

    ugg, i thought this was going to be an ad about cold medicine

  • Camilla

    I read this post today and had to google conjunctivitis to find out what it was. Two hours later, my youngest kid’s teacher calls me and says she thinks he has conjunctivitis. I was almost exited about it for two reasons: 1. I just read about it! What a coincidence! 2. I knew what it was, so I didn’t go “conjunctivitis? My son is only 4 and too young to learn grammatical rules” or something in that order.

    Get well soon, stomach bugs are no fun.

  • Cassie Sue

    I met him once (JTT that is), at Disneyland. He was a teeny tiny teenager, and I was VERY tall (almost 6 foot at that point) and my crush for him was quickly over.

  • Jo D

    When I was very little and had just learned about family names, I got extremely upset because I thought I’d have to marry someone with my last name, and only my brothers fit the bill

  • Ruth Sawyer

    Oh my god heather, i’m sorry. My son found Santa Buddies and Santa Paws not too long ago and I want to shoot myself in the face.