Sweetie, I Love You. No Ifs, Ands, or Buts . . . .

We had decided earlier in the week that Todd and Rollie would leave Thursday evening and go down to visit his parents in Auburn. (Well, actually, they now live 20 minutes outside of Auburn in Dadeville, on Lake Martin.) Todd suggested that this might give me a break, since I would only be taking care […]

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Adventures with Rollie

Okay, Rollie. I admit it: It is really fun to play stuffed-animal-hair-salon while drying my own hair. The Hippo really needed a blowout – He was looking kind of frizzy. And I especially love it when you look on like the proud parent and then smile appreciatively when I finish styling one of them and […]

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Halloween in the Hood

This was the first year that Rollie was able to really walk from door to door for Halloween, so we decided to take him around the subdivision for some trick or treating. We had him all dressed up in his Batman outfit, sans mask, which he refused to keep on. I managed to get the […]

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Sweetie, I Love You, But. . . . #3

How am I ever going to make awesome CDs of just one year’s music releases, if you import new CDs into ITunes and don’t bother to put the damn year information in? I know that you are not as OCD about this as I am, but you are killing me with this. It is an […]

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Boo at the Zoo

As promised, here are some pictures from our first “Boo at the Zoo” at Zoo Atlanta: Are we really going to go out in public dressed like this? Todd and Rollie take a break from Trick or Treating. This is what Matilda the Angel did the whole afternoon. Rollie rides the Ostrich on the carousel […]

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Question of the Day

Can Joe T. handle the pressure? We’ll see. . . four hours till kickoff. In the meantime, Todd and I are taking Rollie and Matilda to the Grant Park zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Should be. . .really tame, as compared with a number of my Halloweens in the past. Let’s see: Daylight. No […]

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Queries for the AAP

Queries for the American Academy of Pediatrics: How many hours of the same Thomas the Tank Engine episode can a 26 month-old toddler view before his brain begins to melt out of his ears? What are the American Academy of Pediatrics standards for duct-taping a pacifier onto a three-week old’s mouth? Thanks in advance,Harried Mother

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But What Are You Gonna Call Her?

“What’s her name?” “Matilda.” “Oh . . . What are you gonna call her?” The name was subject of much discussion during our hospital stay. It is interesting, though, to see people’s reactions to the name Matilda. It is usually a look of surprise, or that flustered, “I don’t know what to say because i […]

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