Category Archives: Raines – 4 Years Old

From The Mouth of Raines….

Gosh.  My last post on Raines-isms was back in May.  He’s changed so much in the last five months that some of these no longer sound like him.  There are very few baby-ish pronunciations anymore.  Sob!  Happily, there’s really no shortage of … Continue reading

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The History of the World (According to a Four-Year Old Boy)

R was asking me this morning something-or-other specific about some type of person who lived a “really, really long time ago.  Like 100 or 20 hundred fourteen years.  More than Grandmabear.”  Something about swords and strange hats.  I think he … Continue reading

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What’cha Been Watching There, Mike?

Raines, Pax and I are on our Friday lunch date.  Raines is sitting there, lost in thought.  Then suddenly, we have this conversation: R: Mom?  There was this girl?  She…she…DOVE…into the water in a swimmmin suit and when she came back … Continue reading

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Sophia The Brave

We just had a heart-breakingly fantastic time with Jayme and little Sophia in NY.  They were home, visiting J’s parents.  (Who are awesome, btw.)  OMG we have MISSED them! Raines and Soph are crazy-cute together.  Such buddies still, after all … Continue reading

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Camping Suckas

Yup.  We went camping. It’s a thing I like to do every five years or so.  Five being the amount of time it takes for the memories of the last trip to get fuzzy. We went camping in Assateauge Island. … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Lightening Bugs Gone?

The other night, Mike was working late (as in very, very, past-bedtime late) so I was putting the kids down.  This should not be a big deal.  But for some reason, nothing was going right.  Pax screamed at me while … Continue reading

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The One Where I Get a Smack-down…On an Airplane

So…I wrote an article on Ain’t No Mom Jeans about flying alone with kids.  And I got a ton of really nice comments.  So many nice comments, in fact, that I was actually starting to feel a teensy bit…smug?  Like I … Continue reading

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