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Four. Four!

How have four years passed with this little girl? It’s gone by so quickly I can barely remember. She was tiny, and the toddling and now she’s tall and strong and beautiful. She’s talkative and active. She has personality. Her swimming teacher comes over to get her for class and she walks away without looking …

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Frozen temptation

Winter is fully here. Whenever I’m outside with my daughter, watching her play, looking around, I am anticipating her sticking her tongue to a metal pole. I did it when I was her age. I don’t know why. I’m assuming because someone had told me not to. That’s how I roll. It was a chain-link …

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Despicable Gru

Some days the kid and I have days off when we hang in our pyjamas and watch movies. The best of these days was one when I made popcorn and we watched Wreck It Ralph and Despicable Me back to back. I didn’t think she would make it through one, let alone both, but together …

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In practice

The kid has long been an advocate of a new baby entering our house. She wants a baby sister and she wants to be a big sister. So she says. I’m not too keen on the idea myself. As I’ve written here before, I’m sort of cool with the only child thing. An interesting thing …

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The Santa conundrum

Joe wrote about our Santa thinking on his blog and he’s gotten lots of feedback, good and bad. It’s something we’ve been discussing I think since before kid even came into being. I remember believing in Santa, I remember the magic and the wonder, I do, and there are things I totally understand about keeping …

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Apple – tree

I’m a pessimist. I over react. I assume the worst. I get frustrated when I can’t figure things out. This is me, I’ve been this way all my life, whether it was learning how to read or writing essays or breastfeeding. Now my personality has become a ‘say as I do, not as I say’ …

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Just like you, Mommy

When we got our last Scholastic flyer, the October – Halloween one, the kid saw a face-painting book and focussed right on it. I thought she would forget but she kept bringing it up, day after day. Finally, one day we were at Chapters and I found a similar book. I decided it was an …

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