Mom Thoughts

A Boy of Five

September 30, 2014

Standing next to me, he fits right up under my ribs. It occurs to me that the last time that was true was a little over 5 years ago, but then it was more his feet bruising my ribs from the inside. Five years was forever ago, five years was just yesterday. *** He is […]

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Birthdays at 35 versus 5

August 27, 2014

Another year older, another year wiser, or some such nonsense. Yup, another birthday has come and gone & though this one was a bit of a milestone, I still feel…the same I did at 34. Although I did buy myself an all new skincare regimen last week. Ok, maybe I’m a *bit* of a cliche. […]

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Last Day, First Day

June 29, 2014

Last week was J’s last day of preschool. They had a little graduation ceremony complete with caps and tassels and Pomp & Circumstance and, despite thinking the idea of a preschool graduation is utterly ridiculous in theory, in practice with my kid it was freaking adorable. Much like herding unruly cats. Jackson was a little […]

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Parenting and Mental Gymnastics

April 25, 2014

Parenting is weird. I’ve said some variation of that before, I’m sure, but it’s no less true just because I’m repeating myself. There are days when the kid drives me insane. He’s extremely emotional over EVERYTHING lately, so we have lots of outbursts, tears, yelling, etc. happening. Some of it is when he’s mad, some […]

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Doing the New Thing Without Help

February 17, 2014

I watch him move through the water, slowly, methodically. Fingers together, hands cupping the water, one arm overhead, then the other, deliberate movements prompted from instructions from further down in the pool. He has better form than I do, and I’ve got 30 years on him. He’s focused (mostly) on what the instructor is telling […]

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