Archive of ‘laugh about it’ category

Loud and proud

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How cool is it that little kids are totally androgynous? Monster has a head full of blonde curls, and we are forever being complimented on our “sweet little girl.” Unless a baby is in head-to-toe pink or wearing a headband of some sort, there’s no telling what’s underneath that diaper. Kids don’t know that anything […] Read more…

My cup runneth over

There is an iconic picture – well, iconic to my family – of my Grandpa Meier sitting with my cousin on a bench in the back yard. My cousin was a few years old, if that, holding a beer bottle. The picture was blown up and hung for years and years, reminding us all that […] Read more…

Bursting the bubble

When our family consisted of just two adults and a dog, there were fewer messes, fewer groceries and far fewer tears. And, as we recently discovered, fewer banned words. Our extended family knows that you never say “walk,” “run” or “treat” in our house. I am known for starting a story with, “While I was […] Read more…

Sometimes we put the “ew” in “beautiful”

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While getting ready for a date one evening, I turned to David, all dressed up and ready to go, and I asked if he thought I wore too much makeup. “You don’t wear enough,” he quickly replied with a straight face before walking out of the room. We’re not exactly the mushy couple next door. […] Read more…

It’s a sign

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As a general rule, all parents know their kid is by far the smartest, cutest, funniest kid in the world. If you’re a parent, you celebrate every new milestone by bragging about it to your sister, in-laws, mailperson, dog. I think that’s the definition of parenting: Being over-proud of a child’s definitely underwhelming moments (I […] Read more…

Teamwork

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My relationship philosophy has always been that you should marry someone with whom you could win “The Amazing Race.” I feel like the way a couple manages a situation requiring teamwork is a definite indication of their compatibility. Those who sweat together, stay together. I knew that the man I married would be a complement […] Read more…

Does God hate women?

As mommas, we get pregnant and experience the joys – but many more pains – of being pregnant. We go into labor and experience the excitement – but much, much more pain – of being in labor. We have the baby and experience the highs – and many lows – of being a mother. I […] Read more…

Cheer.

It’s OK if I put up my Christmas decorations before Veterans Day … right? I think you only have the right to complain about the phenomenon known as being “over-Christmased” if you don’t celebrate the holiday. So to all my Jewish friends, my solstice celebrators and my generally disinterested friends, this blog isn’t for you. […] Read more…

You say it’s your birthday

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A video from Dad, a note from Momma. Dear son, One year ago today, you were placed on my chest, slippery, bald and brand new to this world. You whimpered a little, ate a little and cuddled a lot. You were perfect – and you were ours. When we got home later that day, you […] Read more…

Free to be you and me

Growing up, we used to love this Dana Carvey stand-up where he talks about, among other things, his two little boys. He will have you in tears telling stories about going shopping with the boys, or the boys being “suddenly silly,” or they boys asking questions like, “Daddy, does God have feet?” But perhaps our […] Read more…

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