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Live a Little

We had the following conversation while getting ready for bed Wednesday night – Colt: What's tomorrow, Mommy?Me: Thursday, buddy.Colt: And we don't have school?Me: Nope.Colt: So I can wear my jammies ALL DAY? And we did, mostly. But Colt couldn't resist the urge to spice things up a bit.

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A Boy and His Dog

Monday afternoon on the way home from school. "Mommy, Santa needs to bring Chip something for Christmas. He needs some doggy toys." Sure, he may technically belong to my parents and live with my Dad in San Antonio, but just try convincing that little boy Chip isn't HIS dog. He just removes the complexity of […]

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You think you know a kid…

The Christmas momentum continues to build around here and I wish Colt could be 3 1/2 for the holidays every single year. His questions about baby Jesus are precious, his excitement and adoration for Santa Claus are heartwarming, and his impatience to get the heck to his grandparents' houses this week is something we all […]

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That’s the spirit!

Maybe it's the hangover from the emotionally draining fall months or being busy as heck at work or the warmish weather or all the focus I was putting on getting ready for my race last weekend — but I haven't felt much Christmas spirit this year. I read Facebook accounts of Black Friday shopping and […]

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Good question

Conversation while mixing pumpkin muffin batter tonight: Colt: (Pointing into the bowl.) What's that Mommy?Me: It's what you get when you squeeze a pumpkin.Colt: *confused look*Me: You know what a tomato is, right? Colt: Uh huh.Me: Do you know what you get when you squeeze a tomato?Colt: *pause*Me: Ketchup! And when you squeeze a pumpkin, […]

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