Category Archives: Livia Says

Mandi Zandi

Mandi Zandi’s handy candy dropped in the desert, and now it’s sandy. Sandy candy’s not so dandy. I feel bad for Mandi Zandi. Livia and I wrote this rhyme together, for no other reason than it seemed like a fun … Continue reading

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Hobbies

When it comes to hobbies, there are, I think, roughly three types of people in this world: Those who have no hobbies and depend on other people and mass media to amuse themselves. Those who have one or two hobbies … Continue reading

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What the Kids Say

The kids call grilled cheese “grilled chez,” and they call maple seeds “attack helicopters.” I try not to listen to Livia’s after-school meets with her friends, but occasionally I overhear scraps of conversation. One day I thought I heard her … Continue reading

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Day 281: Parent Logic

Tonight the kids and I had another Christmas craft night. While we crafted, the kids explained “Parent Logic” to me. I wrote down everything they told me so that I could share it with you. I’m sure you will find … Continue reading

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Day 163: Random Sunday Thoughts

My husband accidentally melted rubber (from a spatula) onto our waffle iron a few weeks ago, and we haven’t had Sunday waffles since. Instead, we’ve had Sunday pancakes. This change is fine by me. It might be possible to remove … Continue reading

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Day 158: Feeling My Age

Riding my bicycle today, I reached a point at which my heart was hammering and I felt a little nauseous. I told Livia that I had hit my limit. Livia tried to encourage me. She said, “You should push past … 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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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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