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Enough to Make Mommy Burst

Last week at dinner, Benjamin asked, “Do you know what I like more than anything in the world?” Matthew and I responded at the same time, “Candy?” Ben started laughing, “No…What I CARE about the most?” “Family,” I responded? “Yes!” “Know what I like most?” asked Matthew. “I don’t know,” […]

Giggle Taffy

I like to call it a tax…it’s the price the kids have to pay at Halloween or any other time during the year when they receive candy in birthday goody bags or as part of some celebration at school.  When we get home from trick-or-treating or from school or from […]

Everyone is a Smart Ass

The other day, I was trying to get the boys ready for school.  Matthew kept procrastinating, even after I handed him all his clothes.  I left for a few minutes and came back and he still wasn’t dressed.  So, frustrated, I started to help him get dressed.  When I went […]

No Gold Star?

On Monday night I was feeling particularly generous when we got home and I let the boys have some of the mound of candy they got at the parade the day before.  After dinner, I let them pick a small piece of candy like a tootsie roll.  Since they were so good, […]

Ooh, Nice!

We were walking around the mall one day when Matthew kept imploring me to carry him.  By implore, I mean he would stand in front of me with his hands raised in such a way that I couldn’t move without knocking him over (he may not talk much, but he’s […]

Deciphering Their Words Part II

A couple of weeks I did a little quiz on the words and phrases Matthew and Benjamin use and have used in the past.  So, here are the stories behind the words. Bading Doop: Matthew continues to struggle with more complex sound combinations that include “s” and “th”.  This leads […]

Deciphering Their Words

First, we are in the middle of moving, so posts have been a little slow…they should pick up in a week or so. The words that kids come up or the pronunciation of words is one of the fun things.  So, I though I would take some of the boys words […]

The Band is Back Together

Benjamin and Matthew dug through their toy box this morning and pulled out some toy instruments, including one of those microphones with a spring in them.  After they practiced a little, they handed me the microphone and told me we were going to start a band.  I asked them what […]

Nine Years Later

Andrea and I took Benjamin and Matthew to the Villanova/Lehigh football game here in Bethlehem, PA.  Just before the National Anthem, they held a moment of silence to commemorate and remember the September 11th attacks.  As the stadium stood silent, I watched my sons digging in the dirt and laughing […]