Finally some downtime

When they weren’t playing hide and seek, throwing frisbees, or constructing elaborate forts out of quilts.

Modern childhood

Their five-year age difference is one of the most entertaining aspects of my life.

The past that is our ongoing present

The only thing that is going to top this for her upcoming birthday is a real live puppy, and wow is she going to be devastated with a gift card to a hardware store.

On having a little more insight into John Travolta

The acceptance speech I would have given, although the orchestra would have probably cut me off and flipped me the bird.

A note on family planning

Having more than one child doesn’t double or triple the work. It multiplies it to the nth degree. And then laughs at you.

By the light of the screen

I won’t call it Purple Haze because I will be deliberately misunderstood and oh, the email. From my mom.

Snuggle screen time

Daughter, sister and long-suffering teacher.

Our hair done got did

In preparation for the portraits where she is seen repeating over and again, “MARLO. MARLO. MARLO!!”

Friday night lights

Any major theme park is going to have a hard time impressing Marlo after the the party we threw when the lights went out.

Every color

What this needs is a pair of lacy fingerless gloves. And a quick game of Pac-Man.