Monthly Archives: May 2011

  1. Loopholes

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    May 26, 2011 by themommahen

    Words heard while I’m coming downstairs after getting H#3 down for nap. H#1: Do you need a Band-Aid? H#2: No. …
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  2. Sippy Success!

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    May 26, 2011 by themommahen

    They say-oh, that ubiquitous "they" who form the chorus of voices that every parent quotes, ignores or adopts  based on …
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  3. Caution, Broken Pacifier

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    May 25, 2011 by themommahen

    So en route to the coffee pot this morning, I accidentally stepped on Hatching #3's papi and it broke. Now, …
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  4. Are We There Yet?

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    May 24, 2011 by themommahen

    In 48 hours, this will be my "pod" for 750 miles.  I can guarantee the husband and I will hear …
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  5. It’s official…

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    May 22, 2011 by themommahen

    Dear Mr. Nice Farmer-with-the-too-tight-overalls who said he’d never been wrong about determining the sex of a chicken: There’s always a …
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  6. Mommy, what happened to their clothes?

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    May 18, 2011 by themommahen

    Good question sweet girl. Keep thinking that way for the next 30 years or so. P.S. Right after this, I …
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  7. Add Chicken Stylist to My Resume

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    May 18, 2011 by themommahen

    This past weekend was awesome. Hatchling #1 found a four-leaf clover. In my entire life I have never found one. …
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Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed with medication for a while, then seemed to go away, but then came back last school year. Due to the unpredictability of it and the resulting disruption and anxiety it causes him, he is scheduled for a heart ablation catheterization procedure tomorrow early in the morning. Hopefully the doctors will be able to find and eliminate the extra electrical pathways responsible. Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure with great success rates. But as the saying goes, no surgery or procedure is minor if it's happening to you or a loved one. We welcome prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, juju, mojo, whatever our friends can muster. (This picture was taken two weeks ago during an echocardiogram. He was fascinated, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I got to hear that same, sweet heartbeat...) ❤ Totally disturbing. #halloween H2 suggested we go on a nature walk yesterday through the woods with walkie talkies. (And BB guns, of course, because, boys.) It was hot, it was muggy, it was thorny, it was spider webby, it was buggy, it was tiring. 
But. 
We found a snapping turtle shell and almost perfect skeleton, a giant orb weaver spider in all its splendor, a great place for a fort, lots of obstacles to traverse, and a new path home. And that made it all worth it. Do we look like we know what we're doing? #old #tailgating #goheels🐏 #goirish🍀 #wedontgetoutmuch Finished! #colorrun #chathamcharter20 Full moon in front of us, sunrise behind us. #fullmoon #sunrise #chathamnc

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