Category Archives: Munchkin

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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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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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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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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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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