Category Archives: The Big Girl

Best use of my time.

I quickly pour pancake batter on the griddle.  Making a huge batch of pancakes to freeze for future breakfasts is the fourth item (out of twenty-five million) I have on my to do list. As they cook, I step over … Continue reading

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Parenting decisions at two in the morning.

One night, when Trinity was four, she woke up unable to talk and barely able to breath. At the end of my life, when I review all my parenting moments, that will go down as one of the scariest. We … Continue reading

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It’s valium season. Again.

We set the trampoline up last week.  The children rejoiced heartily, while I, despite my outward signs of acquiescence, began my internal freak-out. In my head, I know that with rules and supervision, the trampoline is a relatively safe contraption. … Continue reading

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Bi-focal vision

My oldest girl had herself a birthday.  Trinity is, officially, two whole handfuls.  She’s now ten years old. I am not sure exactly how that happened because just yesterday she was this size: and this week she’s suddenly old enough … Continue reading

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Daryl Hall and John Oates are the exception to the rule.

We’re driving home in the dark.  The long day has worn out the children, making them unusually quiet in the back seat.  I’m singing under my breath to the radio and tapping my fingers on the steering wheel while we … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was the most oppressive of times.

  This week, my oldest daughter received a Nook tablet from her grandmother.  A greatly anticipated, much longed-for Nook tablet. Here was the problem: With my technological skills being what they are, I had only enough knowledge to fully charge … Continue reading

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Joy, now.

Sometimes you just get tired of hurting, tired of complaining, and tired of being tired. Fortunately for me, I found a few minutes this weekend to stand on my back porch and forget about my own problems.  Instead, I concentrated … Continue reading

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Feast or famine.

I am herding my children towards the mini-van.  This is my short-term goal:  mini-van, buckled seat belts, then home to bed.  However, either this is the world’s largest parking lot, or else we are moving at a snail’s pace.  <sigh.> … Continue reading

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There is no escape from Harry Potter

For the past ten days we have been dealing with some sort of plague around our house.  Our youngest child escaped mostly unharmed aside from an ear infection, but the oldest two children have spent the better part of  a … Continue reading

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It’s still rock and roll to me.

We’re in the car, driving home from swim practice.  I insist on listening to classical music on the radio, despite the nine year old’s exaggerated gagging in the back seat.  To be completely honest, mostly because of the nine year … Continue reading

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