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Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 27

A Good Dad

On Saturday, we were at services at the Beth Israel all morning.  On the way out of the synagogue, Sam was walking backwards.  We were all going to the car, so it was easy enough for him do it.  I reminded him to step DOWN off the curb (because he couldn’t see it), and Marc …

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Apr 24

Another April Vacation

I love April vacation.  Of the three, December, February, and April, I think February is the most challenging, December is the one less about vacation and more about just decompressing after the stress of the holiday drama that inevitably takes over that month.  April is just fun.  The weather is wonderful, the kids are ready …

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Apr 21

April Vacation 2015

One thing I’m grateful for is that I really did make a point of recognizing that you only get one April vacation a year.  Which is to say that while I’ve done April vacation every year since Jessica started school seven years ago, each one was specific and distinct from the others.  This is the …

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Apr 15

She’s too big for this

I know that. My almost five year old would still rather be on my hip than not.  She likes to be picked up and carried, and I indulge her. I didn’t do this with the others.  Not really.  Of course, with the others, I had another baby coming along when they were three or four …

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Apr 13

Strong in a crisis

We all think we’ll be tough.  We’ll be strong, when we need to be.  If the chips are down, we’ll stand up to the challenge.  At least, I did. But the truth is that I completely crumbled. Marc was working from home today, and so I roped him into kid pick up.  It’s a two …

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Apr 08

Sam sleeps on the floor

There it is. That’s the truth – my eight year old sleeps on the dining room floor.  I don’t know why.  He’s got a bed.  He’s got bunk beds in his room, so he’s actually got two beds.  And he likes his bedroom.  He spends hours in there, playing with legos or watching minecraft videos. …

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Apr 02

He still cleans the vomit

Marc and I have been together for more than 13 years.  Our youngest child is coming up on her fifth birthday this month, and it’s safe to say that the honeymoon period is over. We didn’t really have a honeymoon period though.  Marc and I jumped into parenthood almost immediately.  He was a parent already, …

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Apr 01

I miss writing

I’ve still got computer problems, complicated by the fact that I still have internet access so it doesn’t always FEEL like I’ve got computer problems.  I can still email and facebook, but serious writing now requires me digging the lap top out of Jessie’s room, plugging it in in the living room and blogging with …

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