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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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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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The Old and the Curious

Dear Munchkin, Yesterday, during our walk, we had this little exchange: “Mama?” “Yes, Munchkin?” “You’re old.” *Sigh* “Yeeeesss. I am.” “How many years do you have?” “I am thirty-five years old.” “How many years is Daddy?” “Daddy is thirty-seven years old.” … Continue reading

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Why did your mom die?

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Yesterday as we were getting in the car, Munchkin asked, “Did your mom die?” This is one of the questions she knows the answer to, but still likes to ask now and then for confirmation. “Yes, … Continue reading

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I can hear the things you’re dreamin’ about

Dear Munchkin, Daddy and I have observed some interesting behavior. Sometimes you call out for us at night, though you are sleeping soundly when we check on you. Sometimes you whimper or complain “I don’t WANT to” at random, or … Continue reading

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Accessing the entirety of information known to man

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, A few days ago, I saw this quip on Facebook: Q: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today? A: I possess … Continue reading

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