Category Archives: Livia Says

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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Her Holiday List

One evening before Christmas I was talking to my mom about Christmas lists. Livia came into the room. She must have liked what she heard of my half of the conversation. Unbeknownst to me, she started making her own Christmas … Continue reading

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