Monthly Archives: January 2008

Bookworm

Johnny has become the latest avid reader in the family; unremarkable save that the boy is only two. In recent months we’ve become a family of avid readers. As I’ve said before our custom is to load up a box … Continue reading

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MP Me

I read an article about the kid (and it was a kid) who created the first MP3 file. Apparently he’d spent the earlier years of his youth with his head buried in the family computer. He related that his parents … Continue reading

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Potential Energy

Elisabeth has never been short of energy. From the day of her birth she has been on the go, leaping and jumping and shouting and laughing. Neither she nor her younger sister Jessie has any idea how much their voices … Continue reading

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Homemade Work

Ice cream is a dish best enjoyed on the couch in front of the TV, preferably after the children have retired for the evening. And it tastes best when you don’t have to make it yourself. I’ll admit that homemade … Continue reading

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Fancy Girl

Jessie has a wonderful imagination that often fills her days with chattering to her invisible friends and playing little games with them. Elisabeth wasn’t like that and needed constant attention to keep her going. Lately, she’s getting better at it, … Continue reading

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Delivery Boy

In addition to his requests for the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine this Christmas, Isaac asked for a bike rack. He travels quite a bit on his machine, frequently to the lake where he totes his fishing gear, usually … Continue reading

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Hand-Me-Downed

Last night I found David wearing Benjamin’s sweater. It looked a little big on him, so I said to him, “Wearing your older brother’s sweater?” “No Dad, Benjamin hand-me-downed it to me.” I’d never heard that particular phrase used as … Continue reading

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Winter Camp

Having spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my in-laws it was the Carswell side who won our presence for Christmas. In recent years we have opted out of all family gatherings for the Christmas season, not out of any spite or … Continue reading

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