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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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Protected: Peanut’s Penis Song

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Mommy’s Home Church

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Yesterday I attended a hymn festival at my church. Daddy stayed home with you so I could focus on the worship experience. Sitting alone in the pews reminded me of when I first decided this was … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, When I was a kid and upset that I couldn’t have something, or I couldn’t have my way, my mom would often sing: You can’t always get what you wa-a-ant. No, you can’t always get what … Continue reading

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Munchkin: An Easy Pregnancy

Dear Munchkin, I loved being pregnant with you. As pregnancies go, it was pretty easy. I didn’t experience much nausea, though I did have a little trouble with gagging when I brushed my teeth. Once I figured out the cause-and-effect … Continue reading

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You Are My Sunshine

Dear Munchkin, Yesterday was very grey. It rained off and on all day, and the clouds settled heavily over us, masking hills and taller buildings from view. This week’s theme at your preschool is “weather.” You’ve been learning about different … Continue reading

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Dear Munchkin and Peanut, It warms my heart that you both love it when I sing to you at bedtime. At various times, you have both asked for more, whether I’m pausing just for a moment or had really intended … Continue reading

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Family Christmas Dinner

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, I finally managed to host a Christmas dinner at our house, three days after Christmas. It’s something I haven’t done since … well, since I was pregnant with Munchkin, four years ago. I won’t claim to … Continue reading

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Carolers at the door

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Last night, teens and one of the youth workers from the Catholic church close to our house showed up at our door singing Christmas carols. What a delightful surprise! We’ve never had carolers before. I stood … Continue reading

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Dancing Through Life

Dear Peanut, Last night I took you to the grocery store. They had Christmas music piping through the speakers, primarily classical/instrumental or classical-style vocal renditions, though not exactly opera. You LOVED it. You were bopping and swaying to the music … Continue reading

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