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Monthly Archive: December 2008

Dec 30


Last night, for the first time in five years and ten months – one of my children actually puked in the potty. That’s right – not on me, not on the bed, not on some disgusting combination of me and the bed – but actually in the potty. All the way. Not on his clothes, …

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Dec 29

The importance of a father

I had a conversation with a friend earlier today. He’s a parent, has a fourteen year old son that he hasn’t been much involved with. He pays child support, but for various reasons, his visitation has always been haphazard. He’d like to get more involved, and believes that the best way to do that would …

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Dec 28

Happy, happy, happy

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and all is well in my world. Marc is off playing D&D; with his friends, both my kids are fed and relaxed, watching Disney and munching on some frosted mini-wheats. I’ve found huge sections of my house, and am optimistic about clearing out the rest of it by the time …

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Dec 24

Merry Christmas Eve

Although my primary feeling is one of just relief that it’s almost over. This has been a crappy little Christmas season for me… but at the end of it, I know that skipping it will make it possible for the rabbi to officially convert the kids, which was critical for me. So no regrets – …

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Dec 22

I hate this

I can’t do it. I tried to give up Christmas – but I’m getting more and more irritable and depressed as the day gets closer. It just sucks.

Dec 18

Chipper, chipper, chipper

I’m much happier today – yesterday was just awful. Marc and I had a huge screaming fight, which, fortunately, is exceptionally rare for both of us. And we were both wrecked for the rest of the day. I was miserable, the kids were HORRIBLE and Marc was sunk deep in the depths of depression when …

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Dec 16

Peel an onion

Wicked cool questionaire I found on-line… LAYER 1: (I’m going to be very vague about these, for privacy reasons):Tell us your…* Name: Melissa Birthday (month, day): January 25 Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts Current location: Worcester, MA Eye color: brown Hair color: brown Height: 5’7 Righty or lefty: Righty Zodiac sign: Aquarius (with Gemini rising, if you’re …

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Dec 16

Apple muffins

There are moments, fortunately for me, they happen with a reassuring frequency, when I stop and think to myself – this, right here, this is one of the best moments of my life. This morning, baking apple muffins with my little girl and my little boy, was one of them. We peeled, cored and diced …

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Dec 15

Fatigue – just overwhelming fatigue

It’s been a non-stop play date here since Friday morning, and I’m so unbelievably tired right now. I stayed up too late reading and then the kids took turns waking me up every couple of hours. They alternated, with each one taking only one turn (except for Sam, who volunteered not only do it once …

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Dec 10

Maybe she’ll be a writer

It’s hard not to try and get your kids not to live out your dreams. I always wanted to be a writer, for as long as I remember wanting to be anything. Other than a mom. I wanted that as soon as I figured out that it was an option :-). But all thru junior …

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