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Short Stories

YARD.  Right now we’re sitting in the backyard. I in my large Adirondack chair, Maisie in her small plastic Adirondack chair. She is painting. Well, if you can call painting splattering paint on some cardboard and stepping on it. Picture … Continue reading

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Coupla Things

NIGHT TIME RITUAL.  There’s this turtle that projects a bunch of stars and a quarter-moon on the ceiling. When it’s bedtime, I turn that on, but leave the bedroom light on.  Maisie climbs into her bed, I tuck her in … Continue reading

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The Year In Review

Well, this is basically what’s happened since October of 2012, besides dumping all the flowers in the aisle at her uncle’s wedding.  That was pretty funny. TOY FRIEND.  The appearance of Maisie’s first imaginary toy friend happened a few days … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve 2012 (Year of the Elmo)

The matter of what costume Maisie would wear was settled sometime around August.  The minute Maisie laid eyes on the Elmo outfit at Target, she shrieked, pointed, refused to consider anything else.  Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, all worthy…all relegated.  … Continue reading

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Ending 2013 With A Large Noise, Part 1

SUDDENLY EUROPEAN. Maisie doesn’t just say Da Da like a normal kid would.  It’s Da Da with the emphasis on the last syllable. You know, like a precocious French schoolchild… da DA It makes me feel very continental, so much … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves, Books, And A Newfound Obsession With Pumpkins

BRUSHING THE BACK OF YOUR TEETH. After every meal, proper hygiene mandates we have Maisie brush her teeth.  Which we do…and which she does…to a point.  She does a stellar job of brushing her front teeth.  Goes up and down, … Continue reading

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MAISIE. THE LOST MONTHS.

WHA’ HAPPEN? We all have the best intentions when we start these blog/journal type things.  But then you kind of forget to write something down one week, and six months later you’re looking at several pages that should be filled … Continue reading

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One Year And Counting.

PLAYTIME OBSERVATION. Child psychiatrists have hypothesized all kinds of theories on how the development of a child and what they do during their “playtime” is related to a deeper significance.  Freud said that everything a child does is part of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Maiso Potato

January 30, 2012 It is so hard to believe that Maisie is one year old today.  It seems like just last week we were bringing her home from the hospital…driving very slowly…and introducing her to all the people that would … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Or What Has Been Happening The Last Three Months

THE MAISIE CRAWL Maisie has developed a singular method of crawling.  It goes like this. From a sitting position, lean over and put one hand on the ground. Cross the left leg and place it under the buttocks. Bring the … Continue reading

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