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Tale Tues: Texting, Cream Cheese and Frogs

My husband sent me this text: “We either have moles or a sinkhole.” When I’m away – which I was, with our boys, visiting a friend at her NH lake house – my husband can text me nonstop. Usually his … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Irregular Heart Beats and a Coughing Dog

It was our usual atypical school morning, when the dog may poop on the door mat or kids forget their backpacks. The dog was gag/coughing under the kitchen table. “Mommy, why’s he doing that?” Little Bro was picking at his … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Magic and Missing Thumbs

“Go practice you magic,” I nag Little Bro. I nag daily. As I nag him to keep track of his tricks. He’s lost cards to his magic deck; the fuzzy balls to his disappearing-balls-under-cups trick; my own spare change, quarters … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Hatching Dino Eggs

I feel sorry for teachers. Well elementary school teachers, anyway, when their class projects go awry. As when the life cycle of their classroom tadpoles is cut short, and only one matures into a sad lonely frog. So that the … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Aliens and Cow Udders

Aliens roost under Little Bro’s bed at night. I may be obsessed with chickens lately, but I say roost because these aliens seem to have deflocked by morning, when the sun is up and Little Bro can turn out his … Continue reading

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