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Terpsichorean Pieties

April 29, 2011

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. – Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra For filing under Things That You Probably Didn’t Know And Didn’t Think To Ask: all five year olds are fundamentally Nietzschean.

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You’ve Got Mail!

April 21, 2011

Emilia likes to make cards. She has a basket filled with stickers and glue and ribbon and glitter and discarded Hallmark product and she draws upon the contents of that basket frequently to craft fancifully illustrated and elaborately decorated cartes de voeux for every occasion, including but not limited to birthdays, holidays, dinnertime, bedtime, breakfast [...]

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Wishology

April 11, 2011

We spent a lot of time, last week, talking about science. Which is maybe not what you would expect children to talk about during a week at Disney World, but there it is. Much of the initial discussion was provoked, of course, by Emilia’s very interesting hypothesis concerning the function and character of wishes in [...]

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City Of Cousinly Love

April 8, 2011

Well, theme park of cousinly love. Same-same.

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A Hypothesis Is A Wish Your Brain Makes

April 2, 2011

‘Mommy, I have a hypothesis.’ Emilia is on a science kick right now. ‘What kind of hypothesis, sweetie?’ ‘It’s about Disney World.’ ‘Okay. Do you want to tell me what it is?’ ‘My hypothesis is that Disney World is where dreams come true.’ ‘That’s a very interesting hypothesis.’ ‘I think it’s a true hypothesis because [...]

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Dress Your Mommy In Skull Socks And Leggings

February 10, 2011

(Disclosure! This content series and the giveaway below is brought to you by Old Navy. Check out the Kids & Baby Sale in store with great deals starting at $5. And take inspiration from the fashion EXPLOSION that you’re about to witness below.) I said that I would let Emilia style an outfit for me. [...]

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Sing It Loud

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas, you guys. Here’s some joy for you: (This was two years ago, which, it should be noted, was one year before Glee debuted. Emilia, obviously, was ahead of the curve.) (This year she did ‘Oh Holy Night’ with synthesizers, but unfortunately, I didn’t get it on video. You’ll just have to use your [...]

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Stopping By Toboggan Hill On A Snowy Evening

December 22, 2010

The snow is lovely, bright and deep / but she has promises to keep / and miles to go before she sleeps / and miles to go before she sleeps. Frost’s classic poem is, of course, haunting in its original form, but is it any more haunting than a cold winter afternoon spent trying to [...]

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Less Is More, Especially When It Comes To Robotic Hamsters

November 15, 2010

Yesterday was Emilia’s birthday. She asked for Zhu Zhu Pets and a guitar. “Because I’m going to be a rock star when I grow up, Mommy, and the Zhu Zhu pets are going to live in my pockets, so I can play the guitar with them.” I didn’t tell her that aspiring rockers usually keep [...]

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Little Wing

November 14, 2010

Dear Emilia, Today, you are five. This is both totally extraordinary, and utterly ordinary. Which of these it is varies from minute to minute: in one moment, I look at you and think, when did you become such a big girl? Where did that little baby go? Where has the time gone? HOW IS IT [...]

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