Perfect Moment Monday: Harmony

March 13, 2011

Tessa is in the back seat listening to music on an off-brand MP3 player I gave her years ago. She gets excited at the song that comes on and passes one of the earbuds to  her brother, keeping the other in her own ear. She becomes Olivia Newton-John and Reed turns into John Travolta as […]

The Gap

February 2, 2011

Reed’s new smile Wordless Wednesday

Perfect Moment Monday: The Giggler

December 19, 2010

You’ve heard of The Riddler and The Joker? This is my son, The Giggler, during an after-school game of Tickle Weed (which Reed made up years ago:  “No, Mommy, don’t tickle me! Don’t eat my tummy!”). Quite the pick-me-up, no? ==================================== Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect […]

My son speaks adoption language at school

October 5, 2010

“Your mom doesn’t look like you at ALL,” said the second-grader to my son. From my perch on a chair much too small for my bottom, I looked at the girl’s desk to find out her name, written in teacher-tidy print. Joy. “That’s ’cause she aDOPTED me,” Reed told his classmate across the table. And […]