Author Archives: Mama

On Ratatouille and Vocation

Dear Munchkin, I made a simple ratatouille for dinner. As it grew close to serving time, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: we could watch Disney’s Ratatouille as a family while eating its namesake! You’ve seen other Disney … Continue reading

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A Banner Day

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, It’s been more than three months since my last letter. There were many times I’d think of something I wanted to memorialize for you, but then I’d get distracted by the demands of life with two … Continue reading

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Timing is everything

Dear Peanut, It was one of those rare times we actually made it to church a little early. Munchkin led us all the way up to the front row, in the direct line of sight of our senior pastor. He’s … Continue reading

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For the record

Dear Peanut, Last night, as soon as we finished dinner, you excitedly asked Daddy, “can we do the dishes?” It’s likely there will come a time when you grumble and try to get out of this particular chore, but it’s … Continue reading

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Not tonight

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We’ve known for quite a while that Munchkin typically craves touch — hugs, kisses, snuggles, full-body tackles — but only on her own terms. Through experience, we learned that asking if she wanted a hug or … Continue reading

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Protected: Peanut’s Penis Song

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Beginning chores

Dear Munchkin, Last night, I asked you to clear the art supplies and other detritus of the day off of the kitchen table while I finished cooking dinner. You started putting away crayons and paper, but after a couple minutes, … Continue reading

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Snowmageddon

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Last Saturday night, a “polar vortex” blew in, dumping snow on us and basically shutting down the entire metro area. Even church services were cancelled Sunday morning, and that’s never happened as far as I can … Continue reading

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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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