Finally some downtime

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

Sarong song

When the obligatory souvenir hits the right note.

Souvenirs

The dangers of introducing this kid to any type of animal. No one get her a stuffed opossum.

Ruh-roh!

Yes, she’s watching more television, but at least she’s learning how to solve mysteries. From a gaggle of kids hanging out with a talking dog in a kidnapper’s van.

Sans lait

In those first few moments in the morning as they are rubbing the sleep from their eyes.

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.

A physical ache

Yes, the mornings are total chaos but a mother’s brain is messed up enough to miss them.

To Grandmommy’s house they went

Grandparents exist to exact revenge, and I don’t understand why there isn’t legislature to regulate this.

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.