Happy Halloween, 2016

Baguette has never been that into trick-or-treating. From her perspective, Halloween is when you knock on your neighbor’s door, and they answer it–but then they don’t let you in. What’s the point of that? It’s always been a struggle. Not … Continue reading

10 Things I Found in My Closet

This week’s Monday Listicles asks us to share 10 things from our closets. Ta da! A pile of clothes to be donated. An empty shoebox. A shoebox with unworn crosstrainers. A backpack filled with emergency supplies. Another backpack filled with … Continue reading

Happy Halloween! Or, Costume Drama

Weeks ago–right after Baguette broke her leg–we went to Costco and explored the Halloween costume options. Mr. Sandwich brought her an array of choices, and she picked the elephant. It promptly became a stuffed animal. So we weren’t sure whether … Continue reading

A Few Things Baguette Is Saying These Days

“Alicious! Mmmm!” (With a smile, often just after throwing the alicious food on the floor) “Daddy Elmo I play drums.” (Followed by drumming. I am unsure about how to punctuate this. Is she telling Daddy and Elmo? Is she telling … Continue reading

Talking About Sleep (But Not Doing Much Actual Sleeping)

Saturday was weird. Baguette woke up and then decided to nap at 9:45 a.m. for abut 45 minutes–just long enough to get a second wind. She finally fell asleep again at 3:30, which is about three and a half hours … Continue reading

It’s Not Easy Being Rapunzel

Baguette has long been obsessed with my hair. She plays with it, pulls on it, hangs from it. At the salon, I have to ask my hairstylist to rinse out as much of the color as humanly possible–because Baguette chews … Continue reading

Stubborn Little Girl

“Elmo!” “Say ‘please.’” Silence. “Baguette, ‘please’ is a nice way to ask for something you want. Say ‘please’ and you can watch Elmo.” Silence. “I know you can say ‘please.’ I’ve heard you do it before. Say ‘please.’” Silence. “Okay. … Continue reading