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Mother’s Day Flowers

This morning I got lilacs and coffee in bed.     Until the lilac-bringer’s eye started swelling shut. Now it’s just coffee. Which is enough. In short, this is motherhood. LILACS?! OH! MY FAVORITE! THANK YOU! Their smell is the very … Continue reading

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Bad Santa

In these parts, the Santas are real. Real beards. Real glimmer in their eyes. Real patience with kids excitedly mumbling the gobbledygook of their personal toymagination. This is the first year The Child is not skeptical about that dude in … Continue reading

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Preschooler Politics

I was on a step ladder, re-packing our storage closet, and I asked The Child for some help. “Hey, sweet pea! Can you come hand that backpack to me?” “Momma, I have to do the train thing now.” “Can you … Continue reading

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I’d Like To Be Where Other People Are Not

I said this once. To people. Potential new friends, and a few existing good ones. I don’t know if anyone took offense. But one person in particular was so impressed with me that we spent years of our lives together … Continue reading

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Herzog Child

I often referred to The Child as “skeptical baby.” Not once in his life has he been easily amused. Whatever that baby age is when you smile at a kid and they smile back, we skipped that thing. He actually … Continue reading

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