Category Archives: Things that leave me shaking my head

Computer Guru

Move over, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.  The next generation of Computer Whiz is coming. Before Christmas, Liam hadn’t been on the computer at all.  Aside from sitting on my lap or Brian’s to watch a You Tube Video (Anybody remember his obsession with the Carescrow from Wizard of Oz?), the computer meant nothing to…

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Liam and Santa: A Retrospective…

Ho, Ho, Ho! Love, Ri

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He’s going to grow up and run a Soup Kitchen, I just know it…

Just now as I was putting Liam to bed, the last book we read was one of his favorites since babyhood…Tomie dePaola’s Three Bears and Other Tales. We love us some Tomie in this house; Grannie Vee loves him, and Nonna Florence did too, so it’s family tradition. The three stories included in this particular…

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Flashback Friday: The one where Liam, a pig and a farmer melted my heart.

So, remember Scary Mommy and Flashback Friday? It’s that time again… Originally posted April 5, 2008: Okay, so I haven’t posted in a while, and there are plenty of good reasons for that…all of which I’ll get to eventually. But just now, my son did something so heartbreakingly sweet, I HAD TO tell someone! (Daddy…

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Fine, all you blogging enemies of music…

…you win. I’ve removed the “Auto Start” feature from the music player here. Evidently the general consensus from the powers that be in the Blogosphere seems to be that it’s a direct, calculated assault on one’s person to have music greet you upon entering a site. Well, far be it from me to commit such…

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Oh, yes. It’s Monday…

For the most part, Liam is doing really well with the Potty Training. We’re now exclusively in underpants at home (except for naps and bedtime), and Pull Ups for outings…though I keep a potty in the back of the van and allow ample opportunities for its use! Brian and I still have to remind him…

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Aesop, Jr.

Liam’s first story, as narrated to (and with a bit of help from) me. I typed this in AS it was happening – verbatim. He just came and sat down in the chair beside me. There were some random things of his in the chair from playtime this morning, so I asked him to tell…

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The Conversationalist

Five minutes ago, Liam and I had a dialogue that went something like this. Liam, looking at his right index finger: “Mama! Is this a Chicken Finger? I can eat it? I’ll eat my Chicken Finger, Mama.” My response: “You’re not a CHICKEN, silly! You’re a Human Being.” Liam, all excited: “I’m a BEAN? (huge…

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You want sprinkles? Let me see some ID, son…

My Dad came over for dinner tonight. For dessert, we were having ice cream cones… which are Liam’s new favorite thing in the entire world. As I was scooping, I called in from the kitchen to ask if anyone wanted sprinkles on their cone. Dad’s answer, with an exaggerated sneer and wink at Brian, was:…

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The more he talks…

…the more he cracks me up. And, he talks ALL THE TIME now. This morning, we heard him singing in his room. Loudly, with gusto. It was “Moses Supposes” from Singing in the Rain. (We haven’t watched that in months….) I opened his door and said Good Morning. He looked at me with a completely…

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