Author Archives: Michelle

Playing Opossum

Several days ago, I was in my garage doing laundry early in the morning when Abby shouted to me that Max, our dog, had pooped in the house. Filled with disgust for the human that was too lazy to respond … Continue reading

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Snowing in April

I know it’s lame to complain about the weather, but I just need to say that it is April 18th and I can see snow falling outside my window. I have fond memories from years past of pulling out spring … Continue reading

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Grandmama sends an Easter crocodile?

Wilson is so enamored with crocodiles that he sees them in everything. He can find crocodiles in the clouds, in his Cheetos and Pirate Booty. He can nibble them out of his toast and his crackers. The bottom line is … Continue reading

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Abby is daring Widgets Abby has a copy of The Daring Book for Girls by Miriam Peskowitz (in addition to her copy of The Dangerous Book for Boys). On page 82 she finds “The Daring Girls Guide to Danger” which gives a … Continue reading

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Abby’s bus

Last night when Doug got home, Abby was chattering away about her karate class and showing him the moves that she needs to master. She told him that in karate, it is really important to concentrate, and only think of … Continue reading

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The reasoning of a 2-year-old

Me: Wilson, why are you still jumping on the sofa after I told you to stop? Wilson: Because YES! A little later… Me: Wilson, why aren’t you eating your fruit? Wilson: Because NO!

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Abby’s Coping Advice

Yesterday, after a particularly difficult day at work, I was snuggled up on the sofa with Abby and Wilson looking over Abby’s school work. Apparently Wilson thought he wasn’t getting enough attention because he started head-butting me. After a very … Continue reading

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Repeat Perfomances

Wilson has provided many repeat performances on the potty over the last several days. He has used the potty each morning since his debut performance as well as last night at bath time. He’s not initiating any trips to the … Continue reading

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Wilson Pees on the Potty!

Wilson is 2 1/2 years old and until last week, we’d never seen him pee. Then twice last week he peed on the changing table right after his bath. The Manis family knows an opportunity when they see one, so … Continue reading

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The Manis Family Gets in the Holiday Spirit

The Manisfam gets funky.

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