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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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Protected: Peanut’s Penis Song

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The Terrible Twos

“The worst thing about turning two is that THEY TURN TWO.” –Daddy Dear Peanut, You’ve been having one meltdown after another this week. Three nights in a row now, it’s felt like one long tantrum from dinner time through bed … Continue reading

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Reality Check

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, You were wired last night. It seemed impossible to keep you in chairs at dinner. Every time we turned around, trying to satisfy one of your requests, you were wandering again. And it was loud. VERY loud. … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Shadow

Dear Peanut, Whatever Munchkin has, you want, too. Whatever Munchkin does, you want to do, too. This desire has manifested in many ways, not the least of which is demanding a barrette in your hair whenever we’re doing Munchkin’s. Your … Continue reading

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Munchkin Can Read!

Dear Munchkin, Last night, you became a reader. I’m so proud of you and excited for you I can barely sit still long enough to write this. I want to run do cartwheels and handsprings down the street shouting about your … Continue reading

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Silhouettes

Two figures in a comfortably dark room. Just enough light creeps around their silhouettes, like faint haloes. A humidifier hums, underscoring the loud, snotty breathing of a child. Staccato coughs. The pungent aroma of menthol. Skin caresses skin. Dear Munchkin, … Continue reading

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Stolen Moments

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, One morning a few months ago, Peanut woke up very early. I already felt like a wet noodle from an intense workout the night before, and having to get up with Peanut meant I only had … Continue reading

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The First Time Munchkin Went to Sleep Alone

Dear Munchkin, Tonight you were dawdling while getting ready for bed, and Daddy was losing patience. Finally he issued an ultimatum: if you didn’t focus and take care of business, you would have to go to sleep by yourself. Typically, … Continue reading

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Time for sleep

Dear Munchkin, Going to sleep has been something of a battle with you pretty much since the day you were born. We decided very early that the cry-it-out method was not for our family. It was too stressful for you … Continue reading

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