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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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The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The gift thing is kind of low-key in our house compared to most people I know. However, the gifts our boys do receive get preferentially ranked by them in ways I would never predict. 3. Digital Entertainment: Pokemon and Pirates Well, this one I can predict; what surprised me was that it turned up at […]

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practical things

practical things

Not too long ago the Maker created this, um, thing, out of pipe cleaners (practically sticks!) and string. He asked me to photograph it and take note of its many practical uses. It can be used, he said, making sure I was writing it down, 1. to catch one fish2. to swing at someone as […]

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collected on the walk from front door to mailbox

collected on the walk from front door to mailbox

1. MATCHING (bunny and carrot themed) socks! Amazing find.2. Half an umbrella handle3. A super-long souvenir pencil from the zoo, broken in half and duct-taped into a laser gun4. MATCHING shoes! Ditto #1.5. One roll masking tape6. Wooden sword with masking-taped handle7. BOTH walkie talkies! Unbelievable.8. Length of green wire9. Duct- and masking-taped wrapping paper […]

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with the emphasis on the sticks

Currently arrayed about either side of my front door: 1 fiberglass youth-sized bow4 carbon based arrows1 arrow-length stick, wrapped entirely in masking tape1 interesting knot of wood, approximately the size of a football3 used strips of duct tape1 cardboard and aluminum roll that came out of our old roll-up blinds1 bow made of a stick, […]

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