Wounded Cow

The Wounded Cow

Annalise (6yrs): Mommy, I made this for you! Me: Awww, thank you! It’s a cute cow. Annalise: It’s you. Keep it by your bed every night. Me: Oh …. Okay…. Annalise: You see how her back legs are torn and then re-attached? Me: Yeah, did you accidentally do that? It’s okay! I still like her. […]


I’m bored. Let’s act out an opera!

Claire (9yrs): I’m bored. Let’s listen to an opera and act it out.   Annalise (6yrs): Don Giovanni?   Claire: Yes! Mommy, put on the opera. I’ll be Don Juan. Annalise, you be the girls I make fall in love with me, …. and then leave and break their hearts.   Annalise: Okay! As long […]

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There are things we REALLY need to buy

Claire (7yrs): Mom, I watched TV at Memommie’s house today. Me: <shrug> Not too much, I hope. Claire: No, but Mom, there are things we REALLY need to buy!!! Me: <oh no> Claire: <excited> So, you know the people that make things for your feet?!! Well, now they’re making things for your head, but there […]


We Have a Play for You

The daughters (3 & 6) put on their first surprise drama for me today. As I walked in the front door, Claire (6yrs) – ready and waiting – glided out of nowhere, floating across the room, clothed in her fancy bridesmaid dress, and proceeded to spread fake petals all over the floor. I waited, knowing […]


Are you afraid of God?

Sometimes my daughters let me sleep in, while they get themselves breakfast (and make a mess in the process), and then, as I slowly wake up, I overhear strange conversations between them at the breakfast table. This one’s from this morning: Annalise (3yrs): <laughing to herself about something, probably a game she’s found to play […]