Category Archives: Marshall Says

New Disease

Heard around the house: You have poo-die-itis. You have only fifteen minutes to live, and it’s already been ten minutes!

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The Blame Game

Whenever anything goes wrong, I blame Donald Trump. Sometimes I’m serious, because he is, I’m sorry to say, a real threat to this country. But sometimes it’s just a game that I play with my husband. Blaming Donald Trump for … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Big Ears and Small Hands

My husband and I were watching a recording of the most recent Republican debate on YouTube last night. The kids were bored by it, but they insisted on staying with us while we watched it. We didn’t think they were … Continue reading

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Pine Needles & Pearly Whites

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. The Christmas tree dropped a lot of needles as it dried. You liked playing with the loose pine needles. You collected them in old Harney & Sons tea tins and Ziploc bags, … Continue reading

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That’s Maturity for You

Marshall: Mommy, do you want to see a picture of Uranus? Mommy (trying not to giggle): No, Sweetie. I don’t need to see a picture of that. Marshall: But Mommy, don’t you want to see a picture of Uranus? It’s … Continue reading

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Spider Family and Other Stories

Dear Kids, Here are some more stories about you from 2015. You love role-playing games. When we were reading about mythical beasts, our game was that Livia and I were harpies, and we sang to lure Marshall to us so … Continue reading

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Mama Didn’t Raise No Cannibal

Marshall says the sweetest things. Here’s what he told me tonight. “I love you so much I can’t even think of eating you!”

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Much Ado About Nothing

I got a call from the school nurse today. She said that Marshall’s eye was bright red, and that he was crying and complaining about pain. She was almost certain that it was pinkeye. She asked me to come pick … Continue reading

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Hugs and Health

Marshall: I want to hug you forever. I don’t want you to die. Mommy: Well, I’ll try not to. Marshall: But you can’t stop yourself. Mommy: I can take good care of myself and live longer. Marshall: Then I want … Continue reading

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