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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Some random conversations between my children and me over the past little bit:

Jakers: So, when we have our new baby, can we still keep Logan?

Me: Yes, of course.

Jakers: So we'll give away our new baby?

Me: No, we'll keep Logan and the new baby.

Jakers: What? We keep all our babies?

Me: Yes, yes, we do.

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Spe: Mom. I have a secret to tell you.

Me: Okay.

Spe: I really love Barbies, but I'm afraid everyone will think I'm a jerk.

Me: (Insert ten minute conversation about how he can like whatever he wants, and if he wants me to buy some Barbies to play with, I will buy them for him, and no one will think he's a jerk, because girls and boys are allowed to play with whatever they want . . . ad nauseum)

Spe: Oh. I was just kidding. I really hate Barbies.

Me: (weakly) Oh. Ha ha. That was really a funny joke.

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Veevs (in the car): Mom, can you turn it to NPR?

Me (secretly proud of my news-loving, urbane child): Of course.

She listens for a little bit.

Veevs: Geez, I just wish they'd talk some more about Anthony Weiner!

Totally urbane, that one.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Is There Anybody Out There?

Heidi is on hiatus...for now. She's fallen back in love with 200 books that were in storage for the last 4 months. This is her husband...don't expect anything substantive from her anytime soon related to keeping her blog current...I'm not...