Wednesday, August 31, 2011

About Having Pets...Or Not.

Well, it's official!
Oliver is VERY allergic to dogs and cats.
Of course we knew this since he broke out into hives and 
started scratching every time he touched a dog or a cat.  
However, it wouldn't be official without a test at the doctor's office.

Sorry Izzy!  
It isn't that mommy is trying to be a killjoy - I just am, naturally. 
However, your little brother has forever blocked your chances of having any furry critters (besides us) in the house.
As I said, you can have a pet Rock.

Love, Mommy.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The 30-Minute Seattle Summer...

As the rest of the country sizzles...

We must regroup.


We've lived here too long in the Pacific Northwest.
We've been compromised.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

About Hand-Me-Downs...

I know that one the day that 
he will happily 're-discover' the undie-door.
And, that will also be the day that 
he puts this comic strip through the shredder.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

About Father's Day...

Last year's Father's Day card was strange too.
I had to pick Izzy's brain to get a more coherent message on the card.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Better than birthdays...

In writing my own mother's day card to my mom,
I realized the content was essentially the SAME.

A big thank you for LIFE...
and chocolate breath.


I surprised myself and kept my mouth shut.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

About Killing Off S. Claus....


I suddenly felt guilty that I had just robbed my child of some simple childhood fantasies.

However, by having told her the hard truth in these matters (mixed up with vague historical details from the dust balls of my meager brain), I am hoping she will give me more credit when we talk about the birds and the bees and the potential consequences of unplanned pollination and spread of botanical diseases...