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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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DONE with Diapers!

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We took off Peanut’s last diaper the morning of July 4th: Independence Day. How delightfully apropos. Daddy and I had been changing diapers for 3 years, 11 months and 5 days. Not as long as some … Continue reading

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Morning Drop-Offs

Dear Peanut, Wednesday, when I dropped you off at school, you were laughing when I left. You went the whole day without crying. Thursday was the same. It was a rough road, but finally, we seem to have turned a … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Dear Peanut, Yesterday was one of the longest days of my life. My heart was torn open early in the morning. I moped through much of the day, distracted, finding it difficult to concentrate. I even cried at times. It … Continue reading

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The Squeaky Rocking Chair

Dear Peanut, We already had a rocking chair (technically a glider) when you were born. It was in the nursery, along with Munchkin’s bed. Gradually it dawned on me that you didn’t get to be rocked “in arms” unless she … Continue reading

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Our First House

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, I mentioned a couple days ago that Peanut has fallen out of our bed at times, and Daddy has been edged out by the two of you more times than we can count. You might wonder … Continue reading

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Upsizing

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Well, kiddos, we took the plunge. We bought a king-size bed, and it’s being delivered this morning. All four of us in a queen-size bed just wasn’t working, so we’re hoping the extra 16 inches will … Continue reading

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