Monday, November 25, 2013


Oh yes, did I say?  Lucy is having a baby sister!  Guess what that means?  We already used the name we liked and are stymied on girls' names!  Will is pushing for Princess Leia Martin.  The only problem is that when he tells people this, they don't think he's kidding.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Let's not beat around the bush: much of parenting relies on creatively manipulating your child.  And most of childhood revolves around creatively manipulating your parents.  So.

The Muppet Show is king around our house right now.  I try to keep it to just two shows a day, but some days call for three or four (today is one of those days).  Often Kermit the Frog is my biggest assist in getting dinner on the table.  Occasionally, though, I have to sit down and watch it with Lucy, because holy cow, how do you boil pasta when Peter Sellers is reciting the soliloquy from Richard the Third whilst playing tuned chickens?

In other news, we find out TOMORROW whether Lucy is going to have a baby brother or baby sister!