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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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Blink of an Eye

Dear Peanut, A couple weeks ago, I went on a business trip. I was gone less than 48 hours, but I was shocked by how much you changed. Before I left, you’d been speaking in short phrases, and it took … Continue reading

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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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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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Slippery Slope

My dearest Peanut and Munchkin, I could have killed you. It started that morning. I took you to an event with lots of vendors for kid products and services. One specific vendor drew me there with an opportunity to have … 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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Acquiring the Words

Dear Peanut, Today I am thankful that you are really starting to communicate using words. You’ve been using sign language to say “more” for a while. The funny thing is, you also actually say “mo-uh” at the same time, and … Continue reading

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