Category Archives: Marshall Says

Day 205: Decorations

Trick-or-treating has not been cancelled by the state or the town, but we already told our kids that it’s not happening this year. The kids deserve to celebrate Halloween, though, so we’re going to have to do more around the … Continue reading

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Day 145: Rainbows and Oaks

Isaias turned out to be a strange storm. Mostly it hit us with wind, but for a little while we had slashing rain interspersed with periods of sunlight, creating an on-again, off-again rainbow. Just when it seemed the storm was … Continue reading

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Day 137: Running

Marshall talked me into running a few laps today during my walk. He said he was my coach, so what choice did I have? My knees didn’t like having a coach. They preferred their own creaky pace. But, Marshall ran … Continue reading

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Day 99: Pancakes

I cooked pancakes for the kids today. It must have been quite a while since the last time I cooked pancakes, because the children were both shocked and profusely grateful. Livia, who scored the first pancake, said, “I’m proud of … Continue reading

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Bed Art

Now that the children are home all the time, they see me making the bed every day, and they’ve taken an interest in it. It astounds them that the pillows are stacked on the ottoman in the morning. They don’t … Continue reading

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Awkward and Weird

Heard around the house: Awkward turtles make weird babies. From “The Llama Song“

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Random Kid Stories from 2019

Dear Kids, Here are some random stories about you from 2019. “Never waste diamonds on a hoe.” This, Marshall told us, is the second rule of Minecraft. I’m certain that he didn’t understand the double entendre (YouTube strikes again), though … Continue reading

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Precious Words

Marshall: Can I have a Pop Tart? Mommy: No. You don’t need any extra treats. You’ve had two pieces of Halloween candy every day for weeks. That’s too many treats. Marshall: I’m not going to break the pattern now. Mommy: … Continue reading

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Notes, Cryptic and Otherwise

Dear Kids, I wish I had done a better job of writing down stories about you. In going through my old journals and lists, I’ve found dozens of notes that were supposed to be turned into blog posts. I assumed … Continue reading

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The Exceptional Flamingo

Marshall did not eat his lunch one day last week. When I asked why, he said, “Because you gave me Livia’s lunch container.” The food was exactly the same. He just refused to eat it because the container was pink. … Continue reading

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