Sibling Generosity

We spent the afternoon at the pool. Paul met us there for dinner, so we had both cars to take home. Naturally both of the big kids wanted to go with Paul in the behemoth truck. He only has one booster in his truck, so he didn’t want to take both kids, and I wanted one of […]

Night Terrors and a Sappy Mommy Moment

I think the other night Caroline had what is called a night terror. I had heard about these, but never really experienced one until last Sunday night. She was sleeping between my husband and me in our bed. Out of a sound sleep, I was awoken by screaming and the flailing of 3-year-old limbs. I immediately reached out and […]

And don’t call me ‘Dude’

Paul: “Hey, David, turn off the video games.  Time’s up.” David: “Duuuuude. I just got on. It’s only been like five minutes!” Paul: “You’ve been playing at least 20 minutes. Find something else to do for a while.” “And don’t call me ‘dude’.”

It Just Goes Too Fast!

I just finished rocking my baby to sleep, perhaps my most favorite thing to do in the whole world.  As she slept in my arms, I sat and gazed at her sweet 8-month-old baby face, trying to memorize every inch because I know that my memory will fade so soon. Every time I sit and […]

“Why do we have to die?”

Honestly, the three-year-old mind just produces the most amazing comments and questions. I was laying with Caroline last night as I often do when I put her to bed, (this is where we have some of the most interesting conversations) and this is the question she asked me: “Why do we have to die?” Whoa. […]