Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ethan’s Clown Shoes

With two low-maintenance boys, I’ve been able to dress them however I want on most occasions. I wish I could say the same for my husband, but he holds firm to the belief that clothes are just there to cover … Continue reading

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Poop Watch 2012

Pull-ups have overstayed their welcome in our house with both boys. For Ethan, potty-training was uneventful and smooth sailing except for at night. He sleeps so deeply that his brother can out wail any emergency vehicle at 3am without eliciting … Continue reading

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Another Milestone

A few months ago, Ethan asked me when he would start to lose his teeth probably because many of his peers have already done so. More recently, he complained of some tooth hurting, but when I checked nothing was moving. … Continue reading

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Et tu, Brute?

This past week I have felt like Brutus sharpening my knife for Caesar. A week and a half ago we got a call informing us that Ethan has been offered a spot at Skinner North Classical School, a CPS selective … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Since Mike first made the turn from getting worse to feeling some improvement, I have been experiencing the luxuries of normalcy both in practical living and mentality. While enjoying this obvious blessing, I had earnest fears that with this return … Continue reading

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Word to Your Mother

Most of us love our moms. They hold a special place in our hearts. Even Vanilla Ice wasn’t too cold to give a shout out, so you know moms are truly rad. When I first became a mother, I realized … Continue reading

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Burning the Mommy Midnight Oil

Last night it happened again. At 3:30am I heard whimpers through the monitor. In a moment of mommy amnesia, I turned over, ignored, and wished in vain that they would stop on their own. (Surely there is a scientific name … Continue reading

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