Monday, June 13, 2016

All I can say, for now

Soon, I will have time to write again. I think. But, for now, I need to record this.

Tonight, in order to get out of saying "please," Walter formed his request for more food at dinner as a riddle. A good riddle.

We are so proud.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Walter knows the way to my heart

Walter: Why isn't Mommy here?
Sean: She's here, just upstairs finishing up some work.
Walter: Let's surprise her with a yummy dinner!

Friday, May 6, 2016


Sean: Sally, did you bring the whole sandbox home in your shoes?
Sally: Not the whole sandbox. Just the sand.

Me: Every day you're getting bigger.
Walter: And every day you're getting older.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Star Wars according to Walter

Walter has never seen Star Wars. But he is something of an expert.

On the force:
"The force is like a bell, which you can hear, but cannot see. And when it rings it calls you to war. To star war."

On alternate plotlines:
Referring to his action figures, "Han and Rey joined the dark side."
Sean: "It's been a disappointing day for the Resistance."

On the best way to simulate heroes being frozen in carbonite:
Raid freezer for ice packs.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Usually, when I wake up in the morning after a good night's sleep, I'm so happy I a little bit shiver. - Walter

Monday, February 29, 2016


Tonight Sally told me she wants to be an astronaut. "A GREAT astronaut. I will need some help building my rocket ship though. I have some paper ...some crayons ..."

A few months ago Walter told me he wants to be a pastor/firefighter/daddy.

I think they're both pretty great, those kids. Not great sleepers, still. But otherwise great. Great people.

Dinner conversation

Sally: Why isn't Rudolph's nose shiny anymore?
Me: *blank stare*
Sally: He "HAD a very shiny nose."
Me: Oh. Well, he HAD a very shiny nose. But he also still has it. And he'll always have it.
Walter: Until he dies.
Me: Well, Rudolph is magical. I think he may be eternal.
Walter: You mean "nocturnal," Mama.