my thoughts on motherhood, kids, books and stuff

A Surprise Awakening

It was the perfect nap. The house was quiet. The baby was sleeping. The early afternoon light coming through my bedroom window was that soft bluish gray that makes me fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. I had cranked up the thermostat and piled an extra quilt on my bed so I […]

Love That Confidence

While watching me hula hoop on Wii Fit. Lincoln:  Mom, at school in P.E. I can hula hoop with four hula hoops. Really, I can! I even showed my teacher. Well…I didn’t show her, but I told her I can do it. Well…I haven’t tried it yet, but I know I can. And I didn’t […]

I Know the Answer. What Was the Question?

The door flings open and a little boy races into the room. He has a big grin and there is excitement in his voice. “Mom! You will be nice if you say yes! Well…you already are nice but you will be SO SO nice if you say yes! Please tell me you will say yes!” […]