Tag Archive: chip

An open letter to the imaginary friend living in my house

Dear Coco, When you first moved in to my house a while back, I thought you were cute. Well, not literally cute.  I mean, I couldn’t see you, after all.  None of us could. But Chip could.  And I thought it was adorable how you and he would have conversations together.  How you’d whisper secrets…

Gone

It’s gone. And every time I peek through the doorway, I’m surprised that it’s not there. It had been through a lot.  It had been urped-on, peed-on, and projectile-vomited-on.  It had been the launching pad for countless binkies, stuffed animals and sippy cups that were chucked out, trajectory style, by the little occupant within.  The…

Fuse beads: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

If your child has not yet discovered Fuse Beads, you’re in for a treat.  These colorful little plastic beads are a great way to keep your child busy on a rainy day.  And believe me, we have plenty of those around here.  Bobo is literally obsessed with the things right now. But, as I’ve discovered,…

Goodnight, Daddy

Dear Daddy, I hereby request that, going forward, you put me to bed every night. I know momma may have objections with this request.  She loves the fact that I snuggle up in her arms and give her warm, tight hugs before bedtime.  She loves how I lay my fuzzy little head on her shoulder…

Sometimes, it snows in June.

There is a snowball tree in our back yard. For 11 months of the year, it looks like your average deciduous shrub.  And in the winter, it’s pretty dang ugly: just a contortion of barren, dead-looking sticks. But  in late spring, it explodes in a mass of beautiful, white petals.  For the two weeks that…

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