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Hamster juice


At my daughter’s birthday party, we discussed cake decorating.

In honor of my daughter’s best birthday present, someone said, “You could just put the hamster on the cake.”

E, my youngest, said, “Then you might get hamster juice on it.” After a long pause, she added, “That’s hamster pee.”

“Yes, we got it. Thank you,” I said to her.

Somehow that spurred her onward instead of silencing her. Read the rest of this entry

Do as I say, not as I do


When I was giving my daughter a bath, I washed one arm and asked her to give me her other arm.

171~365~My Take on the Baby in the Bathtub

“Other arm,” I said. That arm was occupied with a bath toy and did not immediately present itself to me. “Other arm,” I said again with some irritation.

My daughter slowly thrust forth her arm and said, Read the rest of this entry