Author Archives: sdraugelis

The Dat and the Nake

Pax and I have a new game.  We play it everyday, for as long as I can possibly stand it.   Or as long as my knees can possibly stand it.  (Admittedly, some of this shit gets old fast.)  The … Continue reading

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Friday Nothings

These pictures aren’t of any real importance.  They represent no milestones, there are no funny stories attached.  They are just pictures from a Friday night.  Pictures where we are doing something that we’ve done before and will do again.  Pictures … Continue reading

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Knock Knock

Raines is just starting to grasp the concept of jokes.  Like…real jokes.  Where you are trying to be funny.  But he’s not quite there, so many of his jokes make no sense at all.  It’s like he understands enough to … Continue reading

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I’ll Eat Him Up I Love Him So

At Pax’s two-year appointment, the doctor wanted me to call a speech therapist.  Because Pax wasn’t really talking.  Which surprised me.  I forgot, actually, how much Raines had to say even at 18 months.  Hunh. But here’s the thing about … Continue reading

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Our January in Pictures

 

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Life, Lately

Life has been chaotic lately.  Even worse than normal.  Yet…I can’t help but feel the  passing of time.  I reach out to find something to grab onto.  To hold it back, to stop. It never works, of course.  It just … Continue reading

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That shy little smile just does me in

Hey there, buddy. You’re a little cold? Dad can make it all better.

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It’s Official: Raines is a Slow-Talker

We had a parent-teacher conference this week.  I was oddly nervous…like I was about to get in trouble or something.  I don’t know. But anyway, we met with Lauren, Raines’ teacher.  She described Raines as creative, a thinker, and an … Continue reading

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Our Conversation Over Breakfast

Raines is off from school today. In celebration, I made whole-grain caramel apple oven pancakes. In my usual (haphazard) way. Raines, taking a bite, makes a face: “Too much salt, Mum!” Me: “Really? Oh no! Well…you know me and salt.” … Continue reading

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Someone Fire Me From Pinterest Crafts.

Other than the occasional Halloween costume, I don’t pretend to be a crafter.  There was that one time with the baby gym, but that was in the days before Pinterest.  And now that my eyes have been opened to the … Continue reading

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