Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Cora and I love watching the TV show "The Voice" together (or as she calls it: the singing show).  Last night I had DVR'ed the show, so after Milly was tucked up in bed, Cora and I snuggled on the couch to watch a few minutes of The Singing Show together - both in our PJs and snuggled under the pink blanket her grandmother made for her.  Cora had her two arms wrapped around mine, her head on my chest. She said "Mom I'm so excited for tomorrow" (I'm coming to her class to read a book and then staying for lunch). I said "I am too honey." She excitedly said "It's going to be the best day of my life." Then, turning her face to look up at me she very seriously said "Mom, I'm going to remember it forever." Then The Voice started and there was that amazing, haunting tribute showing the Newtown victim's names. And there were no words, and no helping the tears that poured out of my eyes.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I, like most of the country, have had a hard time coming to grips with what happend Friday in Newton, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary.  I can't even imagine what those parents are going through.  It's something that, at the request of my husband and family, I finally had to make myself stop thinking about, at least for a few moments at a time, so I could function.  

This morning it was my morning to "sleep in".  About 7:20 I heard small feet go running down the hallway downstairs yelling "I help you daddy! I help tooooo". I just chuckled and rolled over. Then, about 20 minutes later, I had a bigger small person touching my face. I opened my eyes to find a plate full of scrambled eggs and the two biggest, reddest strawberries I'd ever seen. Oh. And this. 

I don't think I have ever felt more blessed than I do this morning. I. am. so. lucky.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Well - this is not the email I expected to get from Cora's school this morning:

Subject line:  Kissing {note my heart skipped a beat here already}

Thought you both might enjoy this. Had to email you before I forgot the details. J J

We are drawing our favorite thing to do at night. Cora started off by drawing stars in the sky and said she likes to look at the stars. Then she drew two people with big fish lips sticking out. She told me that it is her mommy and daddy. Here is what she said.

Cora: “This is my mommy and daddy kissing downstairs. They go downstairs after we sleep and kiss. They lick each other.”
Me: “Do they know this is what you think they do?”
Cora: “No, I spy on them.”

This would be perfect for your blog. J J J I can’t stop laughing.

Oh perfect indeed.  And so now I sit here thinking how to explain to her teacher, without sounding like "I doth protest too much" that we are quite sure Cora has never seen anything inappropriate and that, while we may steal a smooch or two while tidying up and doing chores after the kids are in bed, most evenings are spent with me knitting away and hubby playing video games.  Much less interesting!!  :D