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my youngest

Who wouldn’t love a giant pink puff that squeaks?

September 12, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet We don’t have cable (not because we are so chi chi, la di da, holier than thou, but because we are cheap… frugal, and know that we have no will power whatsoever when it comes to moving images on the screen and we will just sit in front of HBO all day and yell […]


“It’s the best day of my life!… in Farm Town!”

August 31, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet After weeks of toiling, virtually, on his own farm, i.e. the infamous Facebook application Farm Town where many a woman allegedly have lost their husbands or vice versa, Mr. Monk my 6 year old finally made enough money, all 70,000 coins (which are worth $50 in real life currency), to purchase his own farm […]


If I don’t write this down I will probably forget and it would be as if I never witnessed the genius in my kid

August 25, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Act. 1 “The Middle Number” Mr. Monk wondered aloud in the back of the car, “What is in the middle of all the numbers?” “Uh. Honey. We can’t know that since we don’t know what the ‘last number’ is.”  Taking a deep breath, I was all too scared of explaining the concept of infinity to […]

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Sunday breakfast: somebody loves me!

June 28, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Mr. Monk surprised me with a nice, healthy breakfast, much healthier than I prepare for them… He has been trying to mother me lately: Are you driving over the speed limit? Why do you drink so much coffee? You should have brrrkfast every day you know. And, this is the best one: Why are […]


“Mommy, is tweeting bad?”

June 24, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet Nope. Didn’t make this up. This came up in my conversation with my 6 year-old, Mr. Monk, in the car today. Most of our conversations happen in the car now, it seems. Could Mr. Monk be that smart so as to figure out that when I am driving, I am cornered and hence have […]


Now the Fedora is gone, we are into Berets…

June 22, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet For the longest time my youngest had a Fedora, and he did wear it throughout the last winter despite my initial prediction that it would only last one week. It was adorable when he tipped his hat to greet the ladies, "How'd you do, Ma'am?" You are allowed to do all these things when […]

Mother fail

June 19, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Mr. Monk (my 6 yo boy) and I got into a fight tonight. The source of it is as always: his need to be close to me whenever we are home. Especially when it is close to bedtime and he’s tired and I am exhausted. I finally lost my marble today and lashed out […]

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How do we learn Hip Lingo if we don’t watch TV, OR What you don’t know won’t hurt you

June 12, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet 6 yo offered to make me a “pocket” with paper. “Is it ok if I use pink paper for you?” “Pink will be great! If you use pink it would be HUGE!” Channeling my inner Paris Hilton for a second over there. Puzzled look. “What do you mean it will be Huge?” “Uh. I […]

My mommy cooks. My mommy cleans. My mommy loves me.

June 8, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is almost a month since Mother’s Day and therefore I figure it is safe to ruminate out loud what I thought when I saw these loving and lovable pictures drawn by my 6 year old, with lots of love, without the risk of being accused as mean-spirited, bitter, spoiled, jaded, or worse, unfit-to-be-a-mother… […]

Proof for Santa’s existence is everywhere…

June 7, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet 6 yo is listening to the Personalized CD (which guarantees that you can “hear your name more than 80 times!”) that Santa gave him last year. With great excitement, he came to me and proclaimed, “Mom, do you know how I am so sure now that this CD is from Santa and MADE by […]