My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Number 1


Today Jonah (4 1/2 yrs.) came to tell me a story about his cousin:

“When I was at Jackson’s house, we went in his room, and we were watching a movie, and he said ‘Hey!  I’m going to go potty behind the TD!’ (That’s the TV)  So I said ‘Ha! Nice one!’   But Mom… he was serious!”

Upon further questioning, I found out that at least it was only number 1.

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The partners in crime.


  1. AWESOME! He is the greatest little guy and story the shoes too Christi! You are stylish!

  2. What is it with boys and going to the bathroom anywhere and EVERYWHERE? My oldest use to open his drawers and PEE on his clothes!!!!
    I remember ripping my hair out asking WHY? WHY? WHY??????? I mean... dirty clothes in the basket would be bad enough... but the clothes that actually got clean and put away?? what are they thinking???