Toddler Talk #1

A once-blank journal rests on a ledge above the piano. Once-blank, you ask? Yep, but it’s starting to fill fast. For 950 days, the “The Kids Say the Darndest Things” diary has sat waiting for Evelyn-isms to spring forth, and although it’s still far too early in the talking race, I thought I’d share a few.Continue reading “Toddler Talk #1”

Wayward Frogs

“Come Mama, follow me. Jump in da pud-dle!” My daughter’s imagination is legit. So I follow and jump onto a blanket that’s splayed out in the middle of the rug. Still, people’s voices will play in my head. “That age was my favorite” and “Enjoy it while it lasts.” Instead of helping, their words tormentContinue reading “Wayward Frogs”

Stick With It

My mother’s memory shook her disapproving head at the amount of shampoo I placed on my hand and lathered into my hair moments ago. Were you also taught not to be wasteful in specific areas of the household? It’s funny how those tidbits stick with you. And how, even though I’m a million light-years awayContinue reading “Stick With It”

Come A Little Closer

Eh, or is it ay? Happy Family’s Day to all of the Canadian’s out there! It only took playing a bit of virtual poker this afternoon with someone from Toronto, otherwise known as a Torontonian, to clue me in on my border neighbor’s lovely holiday. So I watched “Coda” like I said I would. AndContinue reading “Come A Little Closer”

Faily Fool

As promised, I’ll tell you the inspiration for yesterday’s blog, “Gumping for Goy.” So while swapping charming toddlers’ stories between myself, Dave, and our friend Jeff – Jeff mentioned how his four-year-old nephew can’t pronounce J’s and that instead they’re G’s; so as you may have guessed this means Uncle Jeff is Uncle Geff. IContinue reading “Faily Fool”

Going On 40

The blog’s name and website title will only be relevant for 11 more days. Isn’t that the case with so much going on in our lives; one day a thing is relevant and the next it’s not? My writing partner suggested I start a blog. Scratch that. He reminded me that I told him IContinue reading “Going On 40”