It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Family Dynamics

Kyle: You guys! Let’s play Normal Family now.
Mary: And what’s a “normal” family? (A wry adult is curious as to the innocent’s definition of that word.)
Kyle: Well, I like Normal Family. Right now they’re just playing “Fight Family”.

Nice to know that this is not normal for the boy!

July 21, 2005 Posted by | parents, socializing | 3 Comments

Behind the Scenes

Sometimes there’s another whole story behind what they think they’re telling you…

Arthur is admiring a flower in my front yard.

“Mary, may I sniff your plant?”

“Well, of course you can, sweetie.”

He positions himself carefully, leans over, closes his eye, and takes a deep and audible snort. Straightens and smiles, very pleased with his little self.

“There. I didn’t eat it. I just sniffed it.”

July 21, 2005 Posted by | Arthur, eeewww, the things they say! | 3 Comments

News Flash

Liam zips into the kitchen, where I’m preparing lunch. Leaning toward me, he bounces a bit as he speaks, so intense is his focus.

“Mary, can I tell you something?”


“Tenandtenistwenty, andIsawHarryPotter 3!!!!”

And before I can respond – zip! – he’s gone again.

July 21, 2005 Posted by | Liam, Mischief, the cuteness! | 4 Comments