Category Archives: Orange

Winging it

My oldest baby turns 10 tomorrow.  Double digits.*  A tween.**  (She is having a sleepover tonight with some friends to celebrate.  Send espresso.) (For me, not for them.)  Robin keeps insisting that Riya, who will be a 5th-grader next school … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 4

So, let’s finish up this whole India thing, eh? You: Let’s!  Your posts about India are kind of like Indian people. Me: They are sweet and funny, and you are going to miss them? You: Naturally, but also: THERE ARE … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 3

So, we went to India.  And when last we left our intrepid little band, we were preparing to board a train from Delhi to Kolkata.  We took the Rajdhani Express, which takes at least 17 hours to reach Howrah from … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 2

So, we went to India. I don’t remember when, exactly, we moved from “someday, we will have to take the kids to India” to “we are going to India, like, now,” but I know it was sometime after Robin’s cousin … Continue reading

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So, we went to India: Part 1

So, we went to India.  We took our kids to India, and so far I haven’t been able to decide if my official position on this is more, “Oh, world travel, pssssh!  No big deal; I’ll hop on another plane tomorrow, … Continue reading

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I Know

My kids already know all the things that I tell them. “You are supposed to be getting ready for bed!” “I know.” “8 times 7 is 56, not 54.” “I know.” “No, you cannot play Angry Birds right now.” “I … Continue reading

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A Good Conspiracy

Yesterday was a very long day at work.  I knew in advance that it would be a long day at work, and made sure my darling husband* was aware that he would be covering the dinner hour solo. I got … Continue reading

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Fuddrucker’s is one of those words that sounds funny if you repeat it too often

I did not write a post in time for Ben and Karina’s 6th birthday.  Choose your favorite from the excuses below: 1) If you are planning to have a baby, or especially if you are planning to have more than … Continue reading

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Things you should never say to your mother* **

1) Parent: Please do xxxxx. Child: I don’t want to!  [Hint: she doesn’t care.] 2) Parent: I want you to tell me if I ever start acting like my mother. … [much later] Child: Mom, you are acting just like … Continue reading

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Facebook, January 2011-June 2012

It’s a little ridiculous, I know.  But I am once again a little rudderless writing-wise, and I have been meaning to go back through these old FB posts, so… January 17, 2011: Last night, Ben got in trouble and was given … Continue reading

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