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07:00 am: back to your regularly scheduled blog
Still dealing with the aforementioned turmoil, but onward!

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Teddy has taken to telling me he's "having a terrible, horrible life! {sob!} And IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!"

When queried, his inevitable reply?

"Because you and Daddy hardly ever let me buy more toys."

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Another, far more pleasant new hobby is writing me letters and sending me packages. This involves drawing or writing something, folding up the paper into an unrecognizable paper ball, and handing it to me ceremoniously.

Many of these missives include post-it addenda, many of which say "I [heart] Mommy. [heart] Teddy."

I'm not complaining.

Because we're avid reusers/recyclers (working on reducing), his messages are written on the back side of discarded printouts of mine. So his packages are frequently decorated with old versions of powerpoint presentations.

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Teddy and I attended a most excellent gathering of my old business school buddies last weekend. There were 9 adults and 11 kids (and another kid due in May). We're officially out-numbered.

And the kids are so big! The toddler scrum is rapidly morphing to a child scrum.

Weird, but wonderful.

After his initial shyness, Teddy had a blast. One memorable moment was when he and M, a charming 3-year-old girl, used a paper towel roll as a telephone/telescope/megaphone. That culminated with the whole room of children (about 7 at the time, I think) all hooting hilariously at each other at approximately the same pitch.

I love seeing my friends, and love seeing Teddy interact with a roomful of bright, vivacious, highly individual kids. Only one of my old group still lives near Babson, though we're all still in New England. And yet it practically takes an act of Congress* to get us all together in the same place.


* ARGH. Why did I have to think of that? :sigh:

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: okayokay

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From:derbyhat
Date:January 21st, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)

hardly ever?

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It's just shy of unbelievable that your son knows the proper usage of "hardly". I'm quite impressed.
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From:katehaney
Date:January 21st, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)

really?

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I wouldn't have pegged that as a tough one.
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