Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful,
and don’t forget to make some art —
write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
~ Neil Gaiman ~

Happy Holidays 2014

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Happy Fall 2014!

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2014-15 Fall School Year Pictures

Austin is a Senior this year!

Ellie & Marcus are in Kindergarten!

(How did that happen?!)

 

Vagina envy

We are in the throes of potty training in our house. I’m glad to say that it’s going very well. Of course with all these naked butts bounding around the house questions are imminent. The twins have known for a while that they are different. Ellie is a girl like mom and Marcus is a boy like Papa and Austin. The burning question now is WHY. So we have discussed parts as nonchalantly as possible but some words are apparently hard to get a three year old tongue to say. When Marcus asked if I had a ‘peanut’ (again) this morning I calmly answered “No, girls have vaginas and boys have a penis.” To which he squealed “I want a giant eye!” I almost fell off my chair from laughing. I’m convinced now that the cell companies employ toddlers for their auto correct team.

Happy Spring!

Hard to believe my little munkys will be turning 4 in a few days!  Happy spring and Happy 4th Birthday to Ellie and Marcus!

Happy New Year and may you get your fair share of boobs?!

I just had an interesting conversation with my twins as I was getting them dressed for bedtime. Ellie pointed at her baby boobies and asked me what they were and I said that they were ‘boobs’. She then wanted to know if they were going to grow big like mine?! To which I replied ‘oh no! I hope not!’… of course she thought that my reaction was quite funny but then insisted that hers would indeed grow to be big ‘like Mom’s boobs!’ Lordy!

As if this was not enough Marcus got it on it. He asked me if his boobs would grow big like Momma’s and I said no, boy boobs don’t grow, they stay small. His reply was a despondent ‘aaawwww’…. as if to say that he did not think it was fair that Ellie should get boobs and he wouldn’t and he looked so serious and disappointed. Now what on the green Earth do you say to that!!! I used my standard response for when I am completed flabbergasted by my kids and scooped him up and gave him a big hug and kiss and tickled him until all discussion of boobs was forgotten.

So happy New Year everyone and I hope your first bewildering experience in 2013 is as interesting, funny or enriching as mine!