Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Christmas Story by Munchkin, Age 4

Jesus was born and He was in the manger, sleeping. And Mary was watching over Him and wise men came and gave Him presents. And shepherds came to look at Jesus and see Him, too. And they loved Him. And … Continue reading

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How we decorated the Christmas tree with Advent devotions

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Munchkin used her charming wiles to cajole Daddy into putting up the Christmas tree in early December this year, much earlier than last year. As a liturgist, Daddy has been reluctant to begin anything related to … Continue reading

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Say Yes

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Early in our parenting career, Daddy and I decided that we would let you explore and do as much as possible, taking a “what would it hurt?” approach. I’ve been straying from that a lot more … Continue reading

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Pets are family, too: Phoebe

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Phoebe is very sweet and cuddly, and her fur is extremely soft. She hides from strangers and loud or unfamiliar noises (e.g., the ones you frequently make), but she loves being petted and will curl up … Continue reading

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Prediction

“I’m going to name my daughter Snowfall because her clothes will all be white. Even her pajamas. Well, maybe those will be a different color. Isn’t Snowfall a pretty name?” –Munchkin

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The Big Bed

Dear Munchkin, Earlier this week, after the lights had been out for quite a while, you piped up for the umpteenth time. “Mama?” “No more talking.” “But this is the last, last thing. Please, Mama?” (heavy sigh) “OK. The. Last. … Continue reading

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Rescue Girls

Dear Munchkin, For months, you’ve been chattering about Rescue Girls. It seems you created a game at school and recruited your friends. The game appears pretty straightforward: from what I can tell, you run around the playground “rescuing” people who … Continue reading

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