Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Santa Claus lies

C was scandalized to hear that her CCD teacher lies to her kids about Santa Claus.

The CCD teacher said, "The kids who don't believe in Santa get under for Christmas."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Baby T at the grocery store

Baby T and I were at the grocery store about a week ago.  Baby T was walking.  I turned my back for a moment and when I looked back, I discovered that Baby T had grabbed a bag of grapes and was just about to fling it in the grocery cart.  

Baby T understands how things work.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Here's an update:

  • For Halloween, Baby T was Yoda (but didn't want to wear the ears), D was a knight (wearing his red crushed velvet cloak) and C wore her red kimono costume.
  • Baby T continues to do well at parents' day out once a week.
  • So much rain!
  • For about a month, we had an all-black kitty cat hanging outside our house, looking in the windows and rubbing up against the glass door.  Kitty was friendly and very, very persistent.  We eventually cracked and started feeding kitty our old canned tuna and salmon.  By and by, we found ourselves buying actual cat food for kitty.  I had flyered the neighborhood to figure out if kitty had an owner, but the consensus was that kitty was a free agent.  We made an agreement with some critter-loving friends to take in kitty.  That was after a harrowing episode with two loose dogs who came inches from kitty and treed kitty until they got bored and then came back again, at which point I brought kitty into the house and shut him in the garage until we could get our friends over to collect him.  The hand-off went off without a hitch and our friends sent a multitude of awwwww-inspiring photos and videos of kitty enjoying life indoors at their house.  I love a happy ending.