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The downsides to wooden toys

October 1st, 2009 by Joyce · 1 Comment

1) They usually cost more than the plastic whatnots. 2) When your toddler is in a throwing phase, you may need to consider covering yourself and the other children in full body armor. (Alternatively, just hide the weapons–I mean toys–someplace high.) 3) Termites eat them. C&D have a pine lockbox. Earlier this summer I began […]

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Tags: Parenthood · Weird

Before

April 20th, 2008 by Joyce

Around the House Ladybug, ladybug:   David with "doctor hair" (smoothed straight with water): and Carmen’s version: Three Playgrounds in Three Days Because we could.  And because Joyce felt too fried to do anything other than sit somewhere quiet and watch.  Friday night we drove to a large park and played in the dark while […]

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Tags: Dynamic Duo · Weird

Sugar Ants

March 2nd, 2008 by Joyce

I learned today that crazy ants (a legacy we inherited with the house) will survive being zapped in the microwave for a minute. I found this out when I watched a crumb from the cookie I had just heated crawl away.

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Tags: Weird

Lately, almost 3

January 20th, 2008 by Joyce

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The Crazy Cat Lady Doesn’t Have Cats

November 17th, 2007 by Joyce

A close re-encounter with the woman who stole my rocks: A few months ago, Matt started digging up our yard. Technically, it’s not a yard, but an easement owned by the city and cared for us.  I think a water main runs beneath the easement, and since it belongs to the city we are not […]

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Tags: Home Ec · Weird

Shoo, Fly

October 5th, 2007 by Joyce

Fiona has been around the past couple of weeks so I can at least get started with the Challenge Program at TIRR. The staff promises to fix all my problems, so we have high hopes. C&D have enjoyed having Fiona around. In fact, they’re having so much fun they’re asking me when next I leave. […]

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Tags: Dynamic Duo · Weird

Crazy Cat Lady Type

July 26th, 2007 by Joyce

I caught a crazy-cat-lady type from somewhere in the neighborhood digging up all my pavestones the other night. It was her second visit. The night before I had heard some hollow thumping just outside the master bedroom. I guessed someone was tinkering with their car, or maybe cleaning it out, but the next morning I […]

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Tags: Home Ec · Weird