Browsing Archives for August 2007

Kindergarten

August 20th, 2007


Today my baby goes to kindergarten. My teeny weeny itsy bitsy eensy weensy baby!

He only learned how to walk a few weeks ago! I was changing his diapers yesterday! He was wrapped up in soft footy pajamas, laying on a blanket, kicking his short stubby baby legs an hour ago!

And less than two minutes ago, I gave birth to him. The nurses are giving him his first bath. I am staring at the ceiling, feeling so much better now that he is OUT, listening to his newborn cries.

And TODAY this baby goes to KINDERGARTEN!?!?! How can that be??? Who says??? This is my baby!!! He is supposed to STAY LITTLE! Can’t at least ONE OF THEM stay little??? Just a little while longer… Please… please

An Arranged Marriage

August 9th, 2007

These are my dear friends Dave and Katie. They used to live in my town. When they moved away, they ripped my heart out of my body. Fortunately, I am married to a doctor and he was able to apply the right sort of pressure to save my life. However, I have only been a shadow of my former self since they left. So I loaded up the four boys and we went for a visit.

This is a picture of the fabulous dinner that Dave handcrafted while Katie and I sat in the living room drinking red wine and swapping gossip.

Dave and Katie have two beautiful children that my own children love. And when Dave and Katie moved and took away their children, blood curdling screams of pain and anguish could be heard coming from my house for weeks.

This is their handsome son, Jackson with my Jack.

And this is their beautiful daughter, Maggie.

And here is Katie leading the Deathly Hallows Book Club discussion.

It has long been a dream of Katie and I, to someday merge our families via holy matrimony. It would allow Katie and I to spend much more time together and I don’t think it is too much to ask of one’s daughter to provide a little comfort to her mother and her mother’s friend as old age approaches? Is it? Well, is it? No, it’s not.

Maggie can have her choice of my four sons. I won’t make her pick the dumbest or the most likely to be unemployed, or the one with the bad teeth. She can have her choice, as long as she chooses ONE of them.

The question is – which one?

Drew is in the same grade, and although they are almost equals in outward beauty, we are not sure he is Maggie’s mental equal.

Katie has always leaned towards Ethan because he exhibits the same brainy, LOTR, child of the woods and water, Star Wars lovin, rogue athletic, traits that her son Jackson has.

Cal would be the best one if Maggie prefers the strong silent type and if she wants a die hard fisherman like her dad.

But if she wants to talk…and talk and talk and talk… and if she goes for younger men (like her mother did) Jack might just fit the bill.

Pick one of them Maggie! I really think it would work out beautifully. At least for me it would…