Archive for December, 2009

A match made in heaven?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

We’re dropping off at day care; the kids are exploring a fort of giant furniture boxes, and have decided that it’s a house. O has a long-standing interest in sharks—you’ll soon see why this is important. O, to Etta: Why don’t we get married? [Presumably so they can live in the cardboard house?] Etta: But—I […]

‘Tis the season!

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The mad dash to Christmas has begun! In miniature: Recent conversations: Riding in the car on the first snowy day: “Can you imagine if the snow was blue?” Later that same ride, listening to “Where have all the flowers gone?”: “Mommy, what’s a soldier?” (A discussion of soldiers, fighting, and war ensues. Mommy finds herself […]