Category Archives: Liam

Kids are Exhausting and Cute

*Edited to add pictures* Last night we had Jack’s tenth birthday party.  We had a Nerf war in the park, followed by a movie projected on a sheet in our backyard.  Ten 10 year olds. The Nerf part went actually … Continue reading

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Guitar Fixed! And Other News

I’m not sure if I shared here, but somehow the neck of my guitar was broken . . . by children, no doubt. It’s a cheap guitar and I don’t play anywhere but for myself, so I was distressed at … Continue reading

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A French Quarter Story

509 Saint Croix Street* – there we are. I stand in a lather of indecision on the damp, grotty cobbled street, while my six and eight year old boys fiddle and jangle their limbs and punch each other half-heartedly, in … Continue reading

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Care Work

Today I am largely engaged in care work – feeding ice to a pale and sweaty six year old who can’t keep food or drink in his stomach today; following him around the house with a Clorox wipe; washing the … Continue reading

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Drizzly Zoo Trip

Faced with the prospect of a rainy Saturday with the kids by myself, I contemplated staying home – them destroying the house, fighting, bouncing off the walls.  I contemplated the aquarium – eleventy million people, kids scattering in three directions … Continue reading

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