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Category Archives: The Mouths of Babes

The end of an era and the beginning of so much more

Welcome back… 🙂 Earlier tonight I was on the phone with my sister, talking with her about how Miranda losing her first tooth today is making me think that Jack and I foolishly set the Tooth Fairy bar rather high with giving Ethan out-of-circulation coins and that we clearly weren’t thinking about how we would manage to […]

“Mom, I really do prefer the book!”

I realize Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH might be seen by some as “just” a children’s book, but it is one of those books that had a profound effect on me and contributed to my love of and respect for well-written prose.

Instrumental joy

I wish I could spell how he says “ukelele.”

Monkeying around

Him: “Mommy? Do you know what monkeys do when they have to go to the bathroom?” Me: “Uhhh, no. What do they do?” What in the world is he learning at school? Him: “Oh, I don’t know. I just wanted to know.” Me: “Um, ok. Why?” Him: “I was just thinking about monkeys. I bet […]

And he doesn’t even need to start a new bank account…

“What do you guys think we should do for Daddy’s birthday tomorrow?” I queried Henry and Miranda last night as I was tucking them in. (Jack was working late.) “I think… I think we should give Daddy a… a… a NEW COMPUTER!” offered a happily bouncing Miranda. “Hmmm… That’s an interesting idea,” I replied. “What […]