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Be the Hero

Be the Hero

Momo has a little hero in his heart.  He wants to fix things.  To come to the rescue.  To do right and to know the answers. He wants to be bigger.  Stronger.  Faster. Oh, but he is small. And he knows it.  There are days I sense he feels like he’s being swallowed up by … Continue reading

Simple Joys: Playing with water beads

Simple Joys: Playing with water beads

Today was lovely. We are spoiled in San Diego. The sun beckoned us outside and embraced us until we were almost giddy.  Tigerlily quickly freed herself from cumbersome things like clothes and shoes.  Momo ran for the backyard.  Sunscreen slathered on in haste.  Cool crisp slices of asian pear piled onto a plate.  We were … Continue reading

Cocoon

Cocoon

A while ago, I had found two caterpillars nibbling on my bell pepper plants.  They were tobacco hornworms, to be specific.  We put them in a large jar so the kids could watch them munch and grow.  Our first pets.  We named them Eenie and Meenie. Two things I learned immediately about caterpillars: 1. They … Continue reading

The First Pet

The First Pet

Recently, Smartypants and I randomly got on the topic of having a pet.  We used to have a dog before the kids.  She was a quirky but wonderful mixed lab, but getting on in age.  Her hip caused her great pain and she could barely go for much of a walk anymore.  We eventually made … Continue reading