Category Archives: Marshall Says

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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Today’s Project

I was cleaning off my desk when I found two partial sheets of stickers. One was creepy-crawlies (snakes, snails, millipedes, etc.) and the other monsters. Some of the stickers were damaged, so I cut off the bad ones and stuck … Continue reading

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Ice Cream: The Hidden Threat

Marshall says, “If you eat too much ice cream, you’ll get cold, and your brain will freeze, and pretty soon it will melt.”

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Pine Cones in Pockets and Other Stories

Dear Marshall, Here are some stories about you. I let you and Livia play with my geode collection one day. You were particularly fascinated with the geodes, and you thought it would be fun to hunt for more. You said, … Continue reading

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Leprechaun Trap 2015

Last year the kids made a leprechaun trap. They failed to catch a leprechaun, but they got some candy for their trouble. They were determined to do even better in 2015. This year’s leprechaun trap was made from a Build-A-Bear … Continue reading

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Martian Still

It’s been a good week for the Martian language so far. Just when I thought Marshall had given it up completely, he hit me with “monarf” (monarch butterly) and “blisterd” (blizzard).

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Snow Power

Last year, Marshall really wanted to build snowmen and go sledding, so he wished for snow. He kept on wishing, and we got snowstorm after snowstorm. We even joked that he was causing the snowy weather (ha-ha!). Then the winter … Continue reading

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Pacedos and Other Things

Dear Kids, We took down the Christmas tree on Saturday. As we removed the ornaments, Marshall kept commenting on how the tree was looking less and less beautiful. He didn’t seem unhappy about it. On the contrary, he enjoyed the … Continue reading

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