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

Monday, May 10, 2010


One of our Sunday evening family traditions is to watch America’s Funniest Videos together.  Laughing when people get hurt or do stupid things, now that is quality family bonding!

A couple of years ago, this is what Josh’s face looked like when he watched people falling off of trampolines or running their bikes into trees.


He could not understand why that would be funny.

Tonight as we watched, he was cracking up.  I felt a twinge of guilt.  We, his own parents, have helped to desensitize his little spirit.  We have corrupted him!

Maybe I deserve the fact that he is always yelling at me.


  1. Simon looks so much like "Little Josh".

  2. I love AFV....the girls say Tom Beregon name every week....this is the sweet little josh I remember...this is how he looked when doug and I started dating....

  3. That is a favorite in our home too!