The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

December 14, 2017

5

"Mama, you're beautiful. And Daddy is a little bit awesome." He ran to the mirror this morning to see if he looked different. Taller maybe? Or more grown up? "I feel braver," he said.  ...

December 14, 2017

open wide!

Miles refused to eat his soup last night. Said he hated it...

December 14, 2017

7

She's suddenly doing seven-year-old things. Dancing to popular music. Rolling her eyes. Saying things that stop me in my tracks for their depth and insight. We're reading chapter books as quickly as we can get our hands on them and enjoying the stories together. Little...

December 14, 2017

a vegetable garden in the desert

  It's taken a few years of getting used to the climate, but we're finally feeling brave enough to try growing our own veggies. While many parts of the country are winding down their gardening season, ours is ramping up. High temps are dipping below 100...

December 14, 2017

this week, a taste of forever

B just sneaked into the pantry, reached behind the jars of pasta and spices and emerged with the TV remote control. I flash her a sly grin that says, I see you. I know who you are, big sister, outsmarting your little brother. I did those...

December 14, 2017

a few thoughts on burying your goldfish

There are parenting moments you prepare for. You read books, talk with other parents, research and form opinions. Breastfeeding. Potty training. Screen time. Discipline. Helicopter vs. free-range. Even before you hold your first child, you think about these things. Then, there are other moments also common...