The Kid

Chapter Books and Parenting Fantasies

February 22, 2015

Long before I had a kid, I had fantasies about certain aspects of having a kid. Idealized aspects in most regards, frankly, that included things like “my kid will always be the most well behaved in the room” and “my kid will eat whatever I give him” and the like. Actually HAVING a kid has […]

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Get Your Feet Off Of Me

November 9, 2014

I’m all touched out today. N.C. was up in Pasadena for 1/2 of Saturday and all of Sunday, which meant J & I were at home (sans car). It was mostly fine, really, but doing the solo parenting thing pretty much always leads to me being completely and utterly touched out by the end of […]

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November 7, 2014

So far, 5 has been an age filled, just utterly filled with personality. Some of that personality makes me pull out my hair and gives me nightmares about what the teen years could be like, but most of it just makes me smile, or laugh. So I wanted to write down some recent/ongoing Jacksonisms, so […]

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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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