On a Road Trip, A Week Before our Month-Long Sugar Fast Began:
Me: I want Dairy Queen.
Eric: (drinking Mountain Dew) No, no we don’t need that stuff.
Me: Fine, I’ll settle for gummy worms.
Eric: Here, have some Mountain Dew…it’s basically liquid gummy worms.
Owen: (rifling through our diaper bag…finds wrapped sanitary pad and triumphantly holds it up) Hey! This is a present for Milo’s birthday!
(…a few hours later…)
Owen: (finds same pad) Hey! This can be a card for Granpa Ron!
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Remember winter, guys? Remember when my baby was born and it was -25* windchill outside the hospital room window? Remember the first time you heard the words Polar Vortex? And now, here we are, in August. And really, I don’t think I’ve ever … Continue reading
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It is a rainy Friday morning, and I have spent the last twelve hours waiting for Owen to throw up. He woke up from his nap the day before with a pretty high fever, and now I am playing vomit … Continue reading
Diagnosis: Me: I wonder if he has an ear infection. He keeps tugging at his ears. Eric: Owen, does your ear hurt? How does your ear feel? Owen: It smells like bugs. Eric & Me: (confused…reaching for more coffee)
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