From the monthly archives:

September 2008

Questions That My Son Asked Me on This Morning’s Flight from NC to NYC

September 22, 2008

“Can I sit next to dad instead?” “Can I have sprite and apple juice?” “What happens if the plane crashes? Also, my tooth is loose.” “Want to hear a song that I made up? Why not?” “Do you think I’ll be alive for a century?” “What time is it?” “What time is it now?” “Why […]

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I interrupt my previously scheduled blog break

September 21, 2008

to bring this important announcement: No one flies worse than I do. No one. Yesterday morning, we flew from Newark to North Carolina to visit with my inlaws. The flight was two hours. As soon as we board the flight, the captain, who looks like he could be my 7 year old’s classmate, apologizes for […]

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September 18, 2008

This weekend Husbandrinka, the kids and I are flying to North Carolina, to visit my in-laws. Although I suppose that it is unfortunate for blogging purposes, I get along very well with my in-laws. As long as we do not discuss politics. Or current events. Or religion. Or the weather. So we usually stick to […]

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Two Questions

September 17, 2008

1. Can you tell that that’s a ceramic platter with ceramic breasts jutting out of it? 2. Do you think that if you bid on and won this item at your kids’ school auction, you would take it as a sign that you should drink less at future auctions? Or more, so as to pass […]

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September 16, 2008

We are heading to North Carolina next weekend to visit my in-laws and I am becoming anxious. Not because we are flying on a plane that my husband told me is called a turbo prop (ok, is that just a fancy word for a helicopter? Because I can say my goodbyes now). I am anxious […]

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Why I am Not the Worst Mom

September 15, 2008

The Good Enough Mama had a post last week about why she is not the worst mom and she invited her readers to validate their own motherhood on their blogs. And yes, I could have written that sentence even more awkwardly, but I had to stop somewhere. I am not one to step away from […]

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If My Kids Had a Blog (and Spell Check)

September 14, 2008

Hi! Mom/Mommy keeps watching that clip of Sarah Palin and Hillary “She Should Have Been President” Clinton and laughing. But it’s a scary laugh, sort of mummbly and weird, so we are taking over the blog for a while. Poop! Fart! Diarrhea! Ha! Yesterday, she went to a salon to get her hair colored, we […]

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A Basic Primer on Russia: Lesson One

September 13, 2008

Since Sarah Palin is qualified to lead the free world because Alaska is spitting (or shooting) distance from Russia, I thought that I would inspire a new generation of world leaders by sharing some thoughts about Russia. Because I was born there, in the 1960s, during the Cold War (brr). And I’ve lived there for […]

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