Archive for

Macophiles

Posted on October 15, 2008

We love the Macs here at Chez Magee. Neither of us owns an iPhone (“Yet,” Sean would say) so when Grandma arrives with hers, it’s a mad dash to see who gets to play with if first. Next. Most. For those of you worried about Fin’s delicate lil head, let me just say, for the most part, Ave pulls her punches and ends with a lopsided grin as she emphatically pats Fin’s head. It should also be said that Fin gives as good as she gets.

+Read more

The force of Grandma

Posted on October 14, 2008

Grandma came to town. She was here for one week, seven exquisite days. The girls reveled in each moment, falling asleep even as they murmured, “Grandma will be here in the morning?” and then stampeding from their room to ours to ask, but not wait for an answer, if they could go crawl into bed with Grandma. It was exhausting and exhilarating. I watched her looking at the girls, many moments slipping so deep into an emotion that she seemed suspended in future reminiscences or tucked into memories of other little girls and a time when the girls cried, “Mom” to her. Another taste of the startlingly piercing blend of joy and sorrow that is parenting. And daughtering. I love you, mom. I’ve just…

+Read more

Wider

Posted on October 8, 2008

Avery has discovered her inner shutterbug and has been cruising around the house using everything from sponges to Kleenex boxes as cameras. The other day I let her use the actual camera. Seems her favorite pose for her subjects is with mouth wide open. “K mama, go-nuh take your pict-cha. Smile. Hode still. Smile big and open!” “No, now do it bigger. Hode still.” “Go-nuh take your pict-cha, still. Be still. Open wide. Wider. Widest ever, mama.” “Never mind. Gonna get my bear. You stay dair.”

+Read more

The Answer

Posted on October 8, 2008

Oh, how I enjoyed reading your little snickery comments about nuts! Brilliant, delightful and very close to hitting the mark. Here is the video which explains the shirt, reveals my “dainty titter” of a laugh, and foreshadows a lifetime of laughter with my best friend.

+Read more