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October 2009 Archives

America’s Most Wanted: Alien-Murdering Space Ranger Edition

posted by Catherine Connors

Spotted in Area 51: small Buzz Lightyear clone sporting decapitated alien remains on head. Approach with extreme caution.

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Wordless Wednesday: Everything That’s Awesome About Childhood, In One Picture

posted by Catherine Connors

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Worried. Sick.

posted by Catherine Connors

Jasper is, as I’ve mentioned, sick: respiratory difficulties of some sort or another that haven’t yet been fully determined. What we do know, or think that we know: it’s not swine flu. Which is a relief. Of sorts. We can’t […]

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Sleep Is For The Weak

posted by Catherine Connors

We had planned to make the big move – the move to the Big Boy Bed – last week, in the hopes that with the dawning of a new era of expansive bedspace for Jasper there would also dawn a […]

The Science Of Cute

posted by Catherine Connors

How is it that small children are even more adorable when they’re upside down? Does cuteness bend gravity in such a way that the very physics of sweetness are amplified when the object of sweetness is suspended in mid-air? Science […]

To Sleep, Perchance To Get Kicked In The Head

posted by Catherine Connors

We’re just not sleeping around here. Like, never. Jasper goes to bed sometime between 7:30 and 8pm; Emilia, shortly thereafter. Depending upon work schedules, the extent of laundry build-up and what’s on television any given night, my husband and I […]

And Then, Hell Froze Over

posted by Catherine Connors

That’s Emilia in her new soccer uniform. Emilia is now playing soccer, which, if I’m not mistaken, makes me a soccer mom. No offense to soccer moms – some of my best friends are soccer moms – but I never […]

What We Can All Learn From Balloon Boy

posted by Catherine Connors

Yesterday, watching that helium balloon aircraft  – that helium balloon aircraft that everyone thought had a child inside – float through the sky, I thought, there go all of my ambitions for my children to be fearless. There go stolen […]

What Really Happened To The Dinosaurs

posted by Catherine Connors

What happens when you try to really explain to a precocious, dinosaur-obsessed three-year old about Moses and the Ten Commandments: Emilia: Moses was this man and God gave him the Demandments on some rocks? Me: Stone tablets, which are like […]

Are You There God? It’s Me, Barney.

posted by Catherine Connors

I took the children to the Royal Ontario Museum the other day. I told Emilia that we were going to see the dinosaurs, but really, we were going because I wanted to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the scroll […]

Don’t Let The Turkeys Let You Down

posted by Catherine Connors

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. EAT MORE BACON.

A Gorilla Is A Monkey That Is Not

posted by Catherine Connors

I learn something new from my kid every day.

The Church Of The Troubled Mind

posted by Catherine Connors

I keep trying to write about how my dad’s death has affected my feelings about God and religion and worship and faith. I keep trying, and failing. I’m failing, in part, because it’s still so raw. The pain still keeps […]

Wordless Wednesday: Here Be Monsters

posted by Catherine Connors

(At a Where The Wild Things Are Wild Rumpus. With monsters.)

Jon And Kate And How NOT To End A Marriage

posted by Catherine Connors

I was eighteen when my parents’ marriage fell apart. It was – as the collapse of marriages usually are when there are children involved – terrible. One of the more difficult aspects, for me, of the collapse of their marriage […]

Out Of The Mouths Of Comedians: Rape Is Rape

posted by Catherine Connors

The story of Roman Polanski’s long-overdue extradition to the US to face the music for raping a child thirty-some years ago has been making me crazy, not least because at the same time as the world (rightly) wrings its hands […]

Love Thursday: Wood Sprite Edition

posted by Catherine Connors

Kinda makes one wanna be a treehugger, no?

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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your ...

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There But For A Rocking Chair: On Love and Fear and Keeping Our Children Safe
Before Emilia was born, I fussed endlessly about babyproofing. Never mind that it would be months before she would even enter the world, let alone move around it and find its electrical outlets: I was convinced that when it came to babies, there ...

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