My Real Life

July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July – A Video From Our House to Yours

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June 16, 2012

What She’s Been Doing

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I thought I’d share with you a snippet of what Monkey Girl has been doing with her new laptop.

The kid cracks me up.

And this one…love the creativity.

I. Love. My. Kids.

May 7, 2012

The Bus

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Every day, around the same time, the bus comes.

And when it comes, it drops off five sweet, beautiful children.

Three of whom are mine.

Or, perhaps I should say, three of whom belong to Tiny.

At least he thinks so.

And when the bus approaches, Tiny’s whole world begins to tremble with joy.


(Disclaimer #1:  It was Pajama Day.)

(Disclaimer #2:  We used the same letter for two of our children’s names.  Sometimes (often) I say the wrong name.  Sue me.)

April 28, 2012

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Oh, how I wish I had thought of this!

A father took video of his daughter over the first twelve years of her life, then put it together in this time lapse video.


Of course, it left me in tears.

Big surprise.

<p><a href=”″>Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45.</a> from <a href=””>Frans Hofmeester</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a>.</p>

April 15, 2012

A Little Something For Everyone

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I’m in love with this story.

I think we all need to be a little like every person in it.

As willing to work and create and imagine as Caine.

As willing to indulge in the creativity of his child as Caine’s Dad.

As willing to believe in, encourage, and publicize the efforts of a kid he doesn’t even know.

It’s 10 minutes long, but please watch.

It’s pretty awesome.

April 12, 2012

Power of Music

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My Grandpa suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

It was hard to watch.

Harder for my father, to whom my Grandpa said, “My wife and I weren’t able to have kids.”

It’s a terrible, terrible disease.

So, you can imagine that my interest was sparked when I found this video on Reddit, last week.

It brought me to tears.

I’ve always known about the power of music, but to see it put to use in this way…


The video is about 6 minutes long.  It is well worth it.

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s not love related, but it’s our gift to you!



February 5, 2012

Babbling or Brilliance?

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Okay, okay…I realize it’s probably just baby babbling that sounds like a sentence.

Like when Monkey Girl was a few months old and Real Man said “I love you” while changing her and she replied “Love you!”

Or, she replied “Uh Ooh” and as first time parents, we were sure she was speaking real words to her Daddy.

Or, she was a genius.


On Tuesday, Tiny was sick and was grumpy for most of the day.

He hadn’t napped more than a half hour at his sitters, and napped for only a few minutes in the car on the way to the doctor.

By bedtime, he was a grumpy mess.

So, I decided to text Helena, his amazing sitter, a “night-night” video message.

I held up my phone, prompted him to say “night-night,” thinking he would wave his arm at her like he does when he says goodbye, or hello, or night-night, or stop it, or that’s funny, or hey, that’s my toy, or anything else he wants to say excitedly.

Instead, apparently, he told her he wanted to go to bed.



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