Phineas – 11 months

Phineas is quite a sharp kid. He mimics really well and he also gets jokes and makes them. For instance, the other day he was nursing and scrunched up his eyes pretending to sleep, then slyly opened them and started giggling. When I copied him he was quite tickled and we played at that game for a while. He also pretends to drink or eat and has a fake laugh (which, unfortunately, sounds a bit like choking and after the penny incident, pretty much freaks me out all day long).  If you bang on the table he’ll often repeat the rhythm or number of bangs,  and he really tries to copy sounds you make, faces, etc.   He pretends to be on the phone and he has figured out touch screens (thanks to his siblings).

As if on cue, the boy decided to stand up today quite nonchalantly. We tried to recreate the performance by having him hold an object in each hand. An amusing time was had by all. Looks like he will be on track to walk between 12 and 13 months like 5 of his siblings did.

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Eight on the First – July 2015


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anatomy of an unscheduled nap

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Summer Solstice

Happy Summer!

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(ph)In the tub


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Who are we and how did we get here?


This is still true, I tell ya.

Originally posted on Socks on the Line:

You know that meme that’s going around Facebook statuses, asking “If you and I woke up in jail together, what four words would you say to me?” I sometimes sorta feel like my husband and I just woke up in this house full of children, and are looking at each other going “Can *you* explain this?”

I remember when I was working and “single,”  whiling away my free time helping hedge funds figure out how to borrow even more money, I had a lot of colleagues who would make comments about how a friend of theirs got married and had two kids and just looked awful. “I don’t know if I ever want to have kids,” they’d say, “She only has two, and she hasn’t showered in weeks and she just looks so TIRED.”

And in my endless unmarried wisdom I would say, “Having kids doesn’t have to be that…

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