Tag Archive: milestones

Bring it on, Tooth Fairy. Bring it on.

It’s amazing how much hubub we parents make about our children’s teeth. It begins even before they make an appearance, actually. “She’s teething,” we say to onlookers in the restaurant, as we try to explain her unusual fussiness. We give them cold washcloths and teething rings to gnaw on.  We rub Baby Orajel on their…

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…

But we always knew.

Tonight, we celebrated. Three kids, their spouses, and nine grandkids gathered for a party.  We celebrated the birthday of the woman who brought some of us into the world, who welcomed others of us into the family, and who was a mother to all of us.  She’ll turn 70 years young later this week. Besides…

Richer by the Dozen

I’ve got a number on my mind today.  12. It’s not a dozen eggs.  Although there are plenty of crack-ups involved. It’s not a dozen donuts.  Although it is pretty sweet in my book. It’s not the 12 pounds that I’ve gained, and can’t seem to shake off, post kids.  Although it does have some…

Purls of love

This weekend, I decided to undertake Mission Impossible.  Otherwise known as, “Operation Get Rid of the Stuff We No Longer Need.” I started with baby bottles, nursing accessories and bibs that were no longer needed.  I found countless pacifiers sprinkled throughout the house.  My son hasn’t used a paci since he was 9 months old…

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