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Griffin the Food Critic

I’m procrastinating on the last 6,727 words I need to write to get to that magic 50K for NaNoWriMo08, so I thought I would share with you a little tidbit from the Griffin-man. Recently, I’ve been trying to up my … Continue reading

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Introducing the lead singer of the next great band: The Talking Punkins

I had an appointment with a nutritionist at my naturopath’s office yesterday. I took Griffin (four and a third years old) with me. He was sure he wouldn’t need his little bag of cars to entertain himself. Big mistake. I should have … Continue reading

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Opposites

The 4-year-old has a cold. Not a bad one. But just bad enough that he’s got that flypaper nose. You moms know the one I’m talking about–he’s constantly leaking a sticky fluid from his nose that then adheres to his … Continue reading

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What’s that word I’m looking for? Oh yeah…

As I’m getting ready for work today, Griffin stops by, apparently to appraise how well I’ve put myself together. This is his take: Mom, your hair looks…(pause while he appears to search for the right word)…weird. Excellent, because that’s the look … Continue reading

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Let there be light

So, Griffin has a new phase. I’m calling it the “Let there be light” phase. He walks around the entire 2200 sq. foot house and turns on EVERY SINGLE LIGHT. Kitchen, dining room, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, porch, office, laundry … Continue reading

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Turtle-talking with Crush

I so totally love Crush. He’s like one of my parenting role-models (and my only fictional, cartoon, anthropomorphized one). So, I was very excited to find the show Turtle Talk with Crush at California Adventure. It turned out to be one of the more amazing … Continue reading

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Tell me, but quietly and out of earshot of the daycare ladies

If you’ve been following this bjournal for a while you might recall I vowed to stop lurking in doorways. I took a big step out of the doorway by deciding to submit my name to audition for professional theatre companies–and … Continue reading

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Wow! That IS more efficient!

Warning: content that only a mother could love. If you’re squeamish, STOP READING. I said STOP! All right. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. Griffin, the 4-year-old, woke up in the middle of the night (the reasons for that … Continue reading

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Fred the Great

It would seem that Griffin has an imaginary friend. His name is Fred. Today I witnessed an entire argument with this imaginary friend who was holding Griffin’s arm so that he couldn’t drive his trike in a straight line. I … Continue reading

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High in Fibre

Another good one from my Griffin-man. Two good stories in less than 24 hours–this kid is a gold-mine! I must back up a little to give some context. Yesterday, we worked on some colouring pages. He was so pleased with … Continue reading

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