In the dream I first got a rush of happy excitement, then a rush of anxiety about telling Paul. Then I thought I'd like to get a paternity test done when the baby was born---not because Paul would kick up any fuss, but because if _I_ were Paul and _I'D_ had a snip and MY wife were pregnant, I would...well, I imagine I'd get a certain peace of mind from having the test done, but I sure as
And then in the dream I thought, "Oh. But I LIKED Henry being the baby of the family. And I LIKED Elizabeth being the only/special girl."
If you're trying to severely reduce sugar in your diet, and you do really well for awhile but then one day a doughnut and a candy bar go RIGHT DOWN, seemingly before you've even had a chance to evaluate the wisdom of such a move---are there any disaster-moderating things to do next? I'm thinking along the lines of "Quick, eat some protein to moderate the insulin impact!"---smart sciencey stuff like that.
Elizabeth wanted cupcakes as her birthday dessert. I'd seen other people bringing in cupcakes to school with the child's age piped onto the cupcakes, so I did that for Elizabeth's. It turns out that "six-year-old party" = "inadvertent Mark of the Beast theme".
From Miz S, a post I think she should send to a teacher magazine for publication, it's so perfect. If there are teacher magazines. I'm kind of assuming there are teacher magazines. There SHOULD BE teacher magazines. Anyway, I read it twice through, riveted and emotional. It wasn't even the POINT of the post that got to me, it was more the way it gave me one of those neat brief glimpses into what it's like to be someone else.
From Jive Turkey, a post about whether we can avoid doing unto our children what our parents do unto us. She hits that perfect mark of thought-provoking and introspective, mixed with little shots of comic relief.
A longer essay from Shit My Dad Says---special for Father's Day. That guy makes me laugh until I cry.
Lakeline linked to a post from PajamasMedia, a kind and compassionate set of tips for how to avoid appearing crazy on the internet (when you really ARE crazy).