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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