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Seth Likes Pie

He Likes Pie!

It’s possible this was written as a rap. Whatever it is, I found it folded up and drifting around my kitchen, as I find many odd bits of flotsam and jetsam in this house. I read it out loud, and found myself giggling. I particularly enjoyed the garbeldy-gook at the end. The Maker is ineffable, […]

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Eat Free Every Night

I wasn’t terribly surprised by the content of this video. I’ve known a few people (who were not homeless) who regularly eat the food our country throws away. I’ve been a part of the system that tries to reclaim some of it by taking it to shelters and even sending it to (yep) pig farms. […]

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found in the laundry

found in the laundry

1. Five hand-written notes, scribbled and folded. One is from a girl. Some words are in (bad) Spanish.2. One hand-made $5 bill.3. Six candy wrappers, including Snickers fun-size, Three Musketeers, Hershey Kissed, and Reeses Peanut Butter Minis. (Where do they get all this candy?)4. One key ring with ten old keys on it.

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Happy Mom/Son Moment

Recently I commiserated with the Maker over his lost wallet, which housed his carefully hoarded $16. That’s a veritable fortune in seven-year-old-land. We had been explaining the concept of our Dad Bank, where the Husband keeps track of the boys’ money for them — and pays them interest on their deposits — in a simple […]

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Waking the Maker

I trudged upstairs this morning to wake up the Maker, who had an 8 am basketball game. I found him curled up on his bed in his frog blanket, fully clothed from last night, pillow on the floor. As he sleepily unfolded himself he inexplicably reached into the cargo pockets of his camoflauge pants and […]

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Great Mysteries of the World

Here’s what’s weird. When your kids are little, they will eat any kind of garbage in the world. But when they get bigger they get hyper-picky. The Ice is famous for having found a way to eat cat food no matter where I hid it. Hey, it was crunchy and kid-sized, and often could be […]

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