Category Archives: Lucy

Lucy at 5

She talked about starting school for months. She planned her lunch and meticulously labeled everything in her backpack. She was ready. We were ready. We were wrong. At the beginning of this month, Lucy turned five. On that very same … Continue reading

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Passing the Torch

Last weekend marked the end of my first week back at work and the beginning of Jeff’s parental leave. It’s been seven months of being home full time with Gus – – oh – and the other three, too… Jeff’s first week … Continue reading

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How to get out of difficult conversations

People often ask me: “How are you sleeping?” Because I know they are referring to Gus, who sleeps like a good-to-average 7-week-old babe, I usually say, “fine.” No one ever asks how Jeff is sleeping. He isn’t. Monty has been … Continue reading

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After-School Conversation

Today Lucy saw a nativity scene printed in a book of Christmas songs. She asked for more details about the people in the picture. I explained. She and Monty fought over touching baby Jesus for a while and then she … Continue reading

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Lucy at Four

Last week, Lucy started preschool. Two weeks ago, she turned four. When she blew out her four candles this year, I made two secret wishes for her. They went something like this: 1. Lucy, I hope you never grow out of … Continue reading

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Boys and Girls

Whether our October 2014 baby is a boy or a girl is the source of much speculation around here these days.  Lately, Lucy seems to be the most passionate about her predictions: To give Lucy some time to celebrate or … Continue reading

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Kindergarten may be killing us. I remember how sick we were during the few months Oscar was in daycare and folks kept telling us, “It’s either now or when he starts kindergarten.” Being the hedonists we are, we pulled him … Continue reading

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