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I genuinely dislike cats…

Posted on October 22, 2006

Yet we have one. I never planned on getting a cat, in fact, after leaving home I was so excited to never again have a cat I can’t even explain it. You see, growing up my sister loved cats. God, she loved them. I wish I had loved something that much growing up. All cats brought her incredible joy. And they loved her. She could hang a cat upside down, poke it in its side, while dousing it with cold water and it would go slack, look into her eyes and transmit a feline: I worship you, Abbie. That’s not to say that she did that, she didn’t. I am simply trying to illustrate that regardless of the attention Abbie was or wasn’t giving…

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Winter Hats and Goofy Giggles

Posted on October 17, 2006

Just some silly shots of playing with out new winter hats.I’d like to say that I have shown enormous restraint. Admittedly I went back on my rule about pink and yes, I’ll fess up to the fact that I have, on occasion put the girls in something that might have coordinated somewhat with something that I have had on. But I never used one of those atrocious headbands with a bow on it to make sure that god forbid no one thought one of them was a boy…please, they all look like boys for a long time, the headbands just make’em look like goofy boys. I’ll never dress the three of us as Scarlett O’Hara for a Halloween party, nor would I give twins…

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Simply Without Words (almost)

Posted on October 17, 2006

We have two children. Two beautiful, amazing girls. I have been home for the past two days with them. Mondays I work from home, but yesterday and today I was home because the girls were both under the weather (I was too.) Being home to watch them, literally spending Saturday, Sunday, Monday and today with them has me in a state so far beyond worship. Watching them interact, moving through the transitions of waking up and playing, to morning nap and more waking up, it’s a whole new world. (Resist singing, it sounded better than “other world”.) Briar is so nurturing toward Avery, watching her I think in some ways she has a better handle than I do on balancing loving, parenting and teaching.…

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