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Beautiful Little Nonsense #13

The 5yo’s lament upon the changing of the computer password. “Why can’t things stay the same?!”

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #12

The 7yo is miffed that I have a home office and he doesn’t. “YOURS HAS ALL THESE WINDOWS” — wildly flailing arms — “AND WOULD BE PERFECT FOR ME.” So he commandeers a closet and puts the antique chair-desk in … Continue reading

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #11

    The 5yo: “This is the law of my brain. If you don’t be’s nice to me, you can’t be my best friend.” Not a bad law as brains go.

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #10

Halloween Morning Costumed kids climb the school bus uncertainly, searching eyes to see if they’re made of as much awesome as they think they are.

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #9

Dropping off for the 8-year-old’s soccer practice. The younger two boys need a bathroom; I direct to a porta-potty around the bend. The 8yo: “Moms always know where the nearest porta-potty is. Even if you’ve never seen it. Because you … Continue reading

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #8

The 5yo had trouble falling asleep last night, haunted by a DVD we rented from the library that spooked him. “Think about ice cream cones,” I tell him. “Don’t think about the movie.” Him: “But my body keeps pressing the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #6

The 4yo is doing a maze on paper, blazing wantonly through solid lines. Me: “Can’t go through walls, bud.” Him: “They’re just gates. I push them open.”

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #5

  The 4yo, irritated that he has to stop drawing this morning and get to preschool. “Why did you even sign me up for school? It wastes into my art*.” *part of his “sister’s ballet recital” oeuvre    

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #4

  The 6yo, biking over a boardwalk through a marshy field, sees tall stands of cattails. “Mom, look!” he says. “It’s the way corn-dogs grow!”        

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Beautiful Little Nonsense #3

  I put unmatching white socks on the 4yo. He grabs the miscolored toe seams, clearly disturbed. “These do not rhyme!”    

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