What Love Looks Like: A Comic

        For more comic silliness, see First Day of School.   For more on love amid the chaos, see It’s Complicated.   Like this:Like Loading...
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Unsolved Mysteries

My house would be a great setting for a mystery show or book. It’s full of problems, crime scenes, suspects, and evidence. What we seem to be lacking is the Encylopedia Brown, DCS Foyle, or Jessica Fletcher. Here’s a list of heretofore unsolved mysteries: 1) Why the refrigerator smells. 2) Where all the shoes have gone. ALL the
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First Day of School

I have yet to actually manage to take and then post any of those cute photos with kids holding signs, saying things like, “My organized mother made this sign so that we’ll always know this was my first day of first grade. And also, I am much tidier than any of you and am smiling
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Gamblin’ Man

On Wednesday, Noah had his first soccer practice. He’s not quite four, so my expectations were not high. When the other kids were four, if memory serves, I basically watched their whole teams spontaneously, simultaneously fall down over and over, throughout the entire game, every game. There was very little ball kicking, and quite a
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It’s Complicated

I know things are better now. I know it’s not like the old days, when women would shun divorcées, assuming they were out to steal their husbands, or keep their children from playing with the children of divorced parents. Blended families, gay couples with kids, it’s all the new normal, right? But where I am,
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Grace: It’s Good for You

Have a little grace. Today I was wounded by an online implication that human beings in poverty are animals (thanks, Facebook). I almost immediately stumbled on an article about nine women who have dedicated hundreds of thousands of hours and dollars to anonymously helping people in need and random strangers, reminding them that they are
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Budding Scientist

Warning: This is gross. My daughter is a scientist. I think I first began to realize this when she was about five, and her younger brother broke his head open. I was trying to shield her from the medical procedures and all the blood, but I gradually noticed that she wasn’t scared, and was, in
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Nap

Small body, he lies beside me in my bed He snuggles his doggie into my neck And I’m not sure If he’s entrusting me with it Or if he’s entrusting it with me   His soft belly rises and falls He complains a little bit Just for show But we are both happy to be
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One Euthanasia Bag, Please

So, we did it. My partner and I took three kids under 10 on a plane. For lots of hours. The flight there was pretty good. There was a brief period of three-year-old Noah yelling, “I want orange juice!” because I had told him about the beverage service before it actually appeared (such a rookie mistake!)
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As We Prepare for Our Trip

Dear Children, As we prepare for our upcoming trip, I would like to explain some things to you. This is a vacation. It is our first vacation in quite a while that doesn’t involve relatives, sleeping bags, or our imaginations. Mommy spent all of our money on this vacation, and some we don’t have. I am
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