Monthly Archives: April 2006

Yeah, I’m a Font Nerd

This weekend was Stephen’s dad’s cousins’ reunion. I know it’s complex but that’s not really the point of this story. We had a great time visiting with everyone and Stephen’s grandmother even made the trip from Montgomery for the weekend. That too wasn’t the point of this post but I had to say it anyway.

The […]

What the heck is P.O.T.S.?

This morning on the way to the grocery store Eli said to me:
“P and a O and a T and a S!!”

In my head I’m thinking, “What the heck did he see that had pots on it?”

At the same moment this thought is finishing running in my head, Eli says, ever so proudly, “Stop Sign, […]

More Words on the Science Fair Article

That Intelligent Design science fair article of mine has brought an influx of new visitors. Welcome! As the conversation went with Misty last night:

ME: Hey, look at that, another new set of visitors reading “Science Unfair.” That story’s got legs! It’s got legs, I tell you.

MISTY: Yeah, legs it evolved.

Feel free to stick around, though […]

Tuesday Update

Radio station KELI — all talk, all the time — began its morning broadcast at 6:03 A.M.

I got home today to find that Misty had installed a toddler-proof door handle cover on the laundry room.

For a while I couldn’t open the door.

I Have Forced Rachel to Join the Masses

Rachel and I just finished watching Pride and Prejudice and I am happy to report to all that she is now just as in love with Colin Firth as the rest of us ladies.

She left here curtsying and declaring that she had a simply delightful time in our esteemed company.

Next up: Bridget Jones’s Diary. I […]

Curse You, Opposable Thumbs!

This morning while I was showering, Eli wandered into the bathroom. “Hi, daddy!” he said, before closing the bathroom door behind him. Uh-oh, I thought, and waited for Eli to start howling because he was trapped in the bathroom. Instead I heard him rattling the doorknob. The door swung open and he went back out. Our carefree life of comfort and ease, secure in the knowledge that Eli could be foiled by a simple doorknob, was over.

So How’s Your Day Shaping Up?

This morning on our bed:

Eli: (crawling around on top of the covers and Stephen) “zzzzzzzzzZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzZZZZZ!”

Me: “Are you dialed up to eleven this morning?”

Eli:”zzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzz (pause) YES! zzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZ!

Someone send reinforcements about three o’clock please.

It’d Be Easier If He Had Garanimals

This morning Misty slept in, leaving me in charge of Eli. At some point we had been up long enough that even I realized it was time for Eli to change out of his dinosaur pyjamas and into something more suited for the daytime, like his dinosaur shirt. “Let’s go change!” I told him.

When I […]

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Sous-Chefs

In today’s Dear Abby column, a mom writes in asking Abby if she is giving her son the gay.

My husband, “Ron,” and I are at odds over parenting our 7-year-old son, “Brett.” My husband is very domestic. He cooks like a world-class chef and does more housework than any man I know of.

I have read […]

An Apology for Eli

Here lately Eli has been very two. On occasion he acts as if he is two times four, which is not eight in the topsy-turvy world of toddler math, but whine. The answer to every question is “No!” For instance:

Me: Would you like some of this pizza?
Eli: No!
Me: It’s really good!
Eli: Noooooo!
Misty: Look, we can […]