Friday the 13th is So Well Named

August 14, 2010

Like all insomniacs, I blame my occasional bouts of sleeplessness on something. Tonight the culprit is the Outside Lands Festival. Sitting up in bed at 3-something-a-frikkin’-m, I’ll imagine how stressful the traffic is going to be tomorrow when I try to cross town over the biggest Golden Gate Park festival of the year to get […]

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The Preschooler Security Agency

August 11, 2010
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Fern had a little cut on her toe yesterday, and somewhere in the periphery of my toddler-addled brain I heard her friends — over for a playdate — plan to put a bandage on it. "How cute," I thought, as I continued to play with little Claudia. "They’re going to find her a Band-Aid." It […]

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My Daughter the Pornographer

August 4, 2010

“Dad, I drew you a picture!” has started to strike fear into my heart. To wit: I can’t honestly say if I’m more disturbed by all the woman’s pubic hair (anatomically correct, after all) or the Cyclopean uni-boob, which may only be anatomically correct for Fern’s imaginary alien race. As they say, it’s all normal, […]

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The Undrunk Glass

June 25, 2010

We don’t do a lot of juice around here, but Fern’s friend was getting some at our playdate today so I let her have some, too. Of course, I used that “kid juice” you can get, which is marketed as “Low! Sugar!” but essentially amounts to a tiny bit of apple juice cut into water. […]

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A Little Bit Broken

May 19, 2010

We’re supposed to be in the middle of our long, foggy summer by now but the rain won’t stop. And whether it’s down to that or the fact that my coffee maker isn’t working, I don’t know, but things are a bit melancholy around here today. Fern is a playdate junkie. Every night before bed, […]

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