Again with the random bits.

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I am topic-less. So. Once again, a Friday Five! 1. Pregnancy update. I can feel the baby move now, and I’m getting BIGGER and BIGGER. I see the size as a mixed blessing. On one hand, being humongous has never appealed to me, and already I’m having an awkward time trying to give myself more … Continue reading

One Small Banana to the Head…

…One Giant Leap for Mommies Everywhere So I promised I wouldn’t name any names. But I heard the greatest story last week, about a mommy who threw half of a banana at her husband’s head. First, applause to the mommy, because the banana actually made contact (I would have missed and would have had to … Continue reading

Any Other Name

She calls me “Mom Mom.” It’s kind of cute, I guess, but it’s what I called my grandmother. So it makes me feel like I should be calling jeans “dungarees,” complaining about the dry heat of California, expounding on the benefits of sleeping without underpants, and sending post cards from far-off places. Mom Mom would … Continue reading

Yappy #1 and Yappy #2

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* Good morning. It’s 4:12 a.m. The neighbors’ yappy dogs have begun to bark. 4:12 a.m. and 15 seconds: Z wakes up crying. 4:12 a.m. and 20 seconds: The Ever-Suffering Mother (hey, that’s me!) retrieves crying child and deposits her into what can now be called The Family Bed (of Pain). 4:13 a.m.: Yappy dogs … Continue reading

Max the Noble

Naming inanimate objects has always been a hobby of mine. My favorite egg baby in middle school was Hester. I had a dust mop named Jorge in college, and my dwarf mandarin orange tree is named Frida. Most, if not all, of my stuffed animals had names, and now I name Z’s animals. She has … Continue reading

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