WonderBaby

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May 28, 2008

I do it every night now. When it’s dark, when the rest of the house is asleep, or almost, I untangle my tiny newborn bundle from my arms and lay him down in his nest and ease my birth-battered body from our bed. I make my way – gingerly, gingerly – around the bed, supporting [...]

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Birth Day

May 19, 2008

Miss Emilia would like to introduce you all to her baby brother, Mister Jasper, who arrived last night at 9:16pm. After very narrowly escaping being born at the side of the road. Their bad mother, who is happy but nonetheless shell-shocked from what was – no exaggeration – a somewhat traumatic birth experience, needs to [...]

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Mommy Dearest

April 29, 2008

My child hates me. Okay, maybe she doesn’t hate me, but I am certainly not her Most Favorite Person Ever. That title goes to HBF, aka Daddy, who can do no wrong. (Last night, at bedtime: “I love Daddy” “Of course you do, sweetie. Do you love Mommy?” “Nope. I love Daddy. And medicine.” Don’t [...]

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Crazy Narcissistic Exploitative Zombie-Pimp Mom-Bloggers, Unite and Take Over

April 23, 2008

Nothing makes a mom-blogger prouder than to open the online editorial page of a major newspaper and see a picture of her daughter with a hyper-linked headline that asks “Is Blogging About Your Kid Exploitation?” Of course it is, you say to yourself. And then you print the article and fold it neatly – you [...]

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Ooooh, She’s A Little Runaway…

April 15, 2008

The other day, Wonderbaby tried to run away from home. For the second time. I fully expected that at some point in our family life, she would make a runaway attempt. I made my own first attempt when I was about eight years old. I can’t for the life of me recall the reason, but [...]

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Sammich, With Bevvies, To Go (A Urinary Tale)

April 13, 2008

“I no go pottie” “That’s fine. If you don’t have to go, that’s fine.” “I fine. I no have to go.” There’s a loud rip as the diaper is torn and yanked out from between her legs, and then a thud as it lands at my feet. “I no need diaper.” “I would rather you [...]

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To Montessori, Or Not To Montessori

March 25, 2008

That is the question. Among others. Wonderbaby – who is now, admittedly, more of a Wondergirl, even if I can’t bring myself to call her that – is 28 months old. Soon, she’ll be old enough to attend the well-regarded Montessori preschool that is just around the corner from our home. Which means that she [...]

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A Pull-Up Pant By Any Other Name Is Still A Hat

March 14, 2008

What does one do when one is almost exactly two years and four months old and is very, very excited about the birthday of one of one’s most bestest friends, a birthday that is formally today, but which won’t be celebrated until Sunday? Why, one starts partying in advance, of course. Which means, one needs [...]

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A Pull-Up Pant By Any Other Name Is Still A Hat

March 14, 2008

What does one do when one is almost exactly two years and four months old and is very, very excited about the birthday of one of one’s most bestest friends, a birthday that is formally today, but which won’t be celebrated until Sunday? Why, one starts partying in advance, of course. Which means, one needs [...]

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A Pull-Up Pant By Any Other Name Is Still A Hat

March 14, 2008

What does one do when one is almost exactly two years and four months old and is very, very excited about the birthday of one of one’s most bestest friends, a birthday that is formally today, but which won’t be celebrated until Sunday? Why, one starts partying in advance, of course. Which means, one needs [...]

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