Category Archives: Livia Says

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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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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Natural-Born Punner

Livia: Your room looks so much better now. Mommy: Thanks. Your dad and I were sick of having a messy room. We don’t want to live like that anymore. Livia: Me neater. Get it? Neater.

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Turtley Trendy

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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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That Can Wait

The shower is the perfect place to think random thoughts. Today, as I washed my hair, I was thinking about how easy it is prioritize when dealing with the world’s problems (i.e., things that are not within your power to … Continue reading

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Snappy Saying

“No cuts, no buts, no coconuts.” Livia says that this is what you tell a kid who tries to cut into line. Good to know.

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So Much for Wisdom

After watching Livia neatly pour milk for herself today, I thought she deserved a compliment. I said to my husband, “Wow. Livia has gotten so much better at pouring her own milk.” Her father, trying to impart some fatherly wisdom, … Continue reading

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Always Remembered

It’s dangerous to leave your journal lying around, because someone might read it. Or they might write in it! Hmmm. Maybe I should leave my journal laying around more often. Maybe it’s a good way to keep up with what’s … Continue reading

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