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The proper care of seedlings

I was recently re-reading the ca. 4th-century BC collection of advice and admonitions attributed to the Chinese philosopher Mencius. When I came across the following famous passage, parenthood made me see it in a new light: You must not be … Continue reading

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Bedtime for baby

Between 7 and 10 pm (usually not that entire time), Sonja enters what Babi calls her fugue state, or Sonja Jekyll and Sonja Hyde. One minute she’s laughing, the next she’s crying hysterically, and then back to smiling, etc. This … Continue reading

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This fleeting, precious time

Tomorrow Sonja will be ten weeks old. At some point, I suppose, we will stop counting weeks and start counting months. If the other ladies at Mommy and Me yoga are any indication, the time is coming soon. It seems … Continue reading

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Waiting for kidot

So we’re in the middle of Week 39 now, rapidly cruising towards D-Day. It’s funny how everyone treats you like a bomb that’s about to go off when you show up to things a few days before your due date. … Continue reading

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Umbrage

Waddling home from the Supreme Shop-n-Bag last weekend, B and H encounter a panhandler in a wheelchair. P: Hey guys, can you help me out? B and H: Sorry, not today. P (observing the waddle): What’re you having, hon, a … Continue reading

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