Category Archives: Livia Says

Not Quite a Confession

This morning Livia came into our bedroom. She said she wanted to tell us something about her sleeping bag. The sleeping bag was, we had thought, well out of her reach, high on a shelf in her bedroom closet. Livia: … Continue reading

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Rubber Band Strings and Other Things

Dear Kids, Here is one last collection of stories about you from 2015. One day earlier this year you littered the floor with strips of construction paper. Your father and I were appalled at the waste of paper, and we … 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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Desserts

Livia’s daddy promised that she could have a cookie today. So, after she had eaten her dinner, including most of her salad (good girl!), I gave her the cookie for which she’d been waiting. She gobbled it right up. Then … 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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Vocabulary Lesson

Livia spent much of yesterday sleeping, which was good, because when she wasn’t sleeping she was throwing up. She’d never been sick like that before, so she didn’t initially have the vocabulary to describe her condition. She’s been learning, though. … Continue reading

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Six Steps to Happiness

Livia says there are six things we must do every day to keep her happy. We have to hug and kiss each other. We have to say how much we love each other. We have to sneak up on Daddy. … Continue reading

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Ba-Ba-Bass

Livia heard the song “All About That Bass” for the first time. She loves it. She sings it sometimes on her own. Her version goes like this: “Ba-ba-bass, ba-ba-bass, no trouble.”

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Best & Worst

One day I fed the kids pancakes for breakfast and then took them outside to play in the snow. Livia told me later that I was the best mommy. It was nice to hear that. But on another day, when … Continue reading

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