In spite of everything, Jonah still believes in people.
Last night, just before going to sleep next to me in his (our) hospital bed, and just after his 8:00pm IV antibiotics infusion, he said, “Mama, today was a lovely day.”
He went on to explain how much wonderful play time he had with Daddy and . . . → Read More: lessons in gratitude from a 4-year-old
I can only start this story with a reference to the ten plagues.
Dam, Svardeah… Hag Sameach = Blood, Frogs… Happy Birthday
There are no frogs in this story. However Shicheen (Boils) doesn’t rhyme with Sameach.
The alternate title (in my head) also references Passover: Dayenu! = It would have been enough for us.
If . . . → Read More: birthday celebration, the final chapter: dam, svardeah… hag sameach!
The future of tomorrow’s play date party is uncertain.
Jonah spiked a fever today. I took him to the pediatrician because he was also complaining about being dizzy.
But he’s fine.
I asked the doctor if we should cancel the party and I swear the man looked at me like I was COMPLETELY nuts.
“Give . . . → Read More: birthday celebration, phase 4: on shaky ground
Am in the midst of attempting to make cupcakes for the next round of celebration, the party at preschool. Birthdays at his preschool are a week-long event with themes selected by each child and then celebrated in craft activities all week.
Jonah’s theme this year is Space. Last year he chose Ladybug at school, Thomas . . . → Read More: birthday celebration, phase 3: cupcakes
You insert your quarter and pull the arm. Every third, tenth, hundredth time, you hit the jackpot. Your brain likes jackpot. You insert your quarter and pull the arm, insert quarter, pull arm…
But the 4-year-old is easier to please.
The question is, should you please him?
Yesterday, I made the plan on my way . . . → Read More: having a 4-year-old is like playing the vegas slots
The last day of our trip. How to spend it?
In the morning, Jonah realized his dream, hatched the night before during the 4 hour drive home from Alamogordo, of creating a “model train” out of cardboard boxes and lengths of rubber band. We had to talk him out of bringing the whole thing home . . . → Read More: and then we came home
There seem to be a lot of earthquakes lately. What I don’t know is if it is always this way.
I have started checking this site a lot: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/FaultMaps/San_Francisco_eqs.html
It’s actually amazing that I have not obsessed on this before. I have worried, deeply, about so many things. Threat-like things. BPA, phthalates, flame retardants, plane . . . → Read More: earthquakes
Tonight, while Jonah was eating his sandwich, a little bit may have gone down the wrong pipe.
He coughed vigorously. And then he proclaimed that he needed to go to the hospital.
This is because last week, on Thursday night, he was eating cashews. Except for this one cashew that he held up to his . . . → Read More: sign him up for acting classes