Monthly Archives: December 2010

Squirrelphobia and Carphilia

At 18 months old, my son became sickeningly obsessed with cars.  One of the early signs of Jakey’s fixation was his frequent tantruming upon buckling him into his carseat.  He felt sorely misplaced in the back row, imprisoned by his … Continue reading

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Ski Lodged

It was a cold, icy morning in New Hampshire, and as I stood at the base of the frosted mountain, strapped into my long, boney skis, peering up to where the mountain’s peak meets the sky, I wondered, Can I … Continue reading

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Berries

“Mommy, look!  I found an acorn,” Jakey says, running over to me, and slowly opening his tiny fingers to show me his discovery. “Actually, that’s a berry!” I say, bemused by the fact that, at three, he would mistake this … Continue reading

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Spent

There are five tiny dots of light reflecting in each of my baby’s eyes, the candle-like bulbs of the antique chandelier that hangs above us, as we sit in the black pleather recliner in her room. The chair has grown … Continue reading

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