Monthly Archives: May 2012

Overheard

Carrot excitedly telling Zucchini, “We are going to have THREE moms.  Mom F  [Bio], Mama Erat & Mama Croi!” Zucchini was silent, but her face suggested that the wisdom of her ten years could see the downside to this arrangement.

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Why do we do it?

Why do I send gifts for every occasion? Why do we spend the better part of a Sunday morning making  a craft for their mom’s birthday? Because, although I believe their mom is still in denial about the upcoming trial, … Continue reading

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That Sums It Up

Our relationship with the kids bio mom can pretty much be summed up with these sentences, written back to back in our communication log. * [For my birthday] Would you make me some of those cookies you made me for … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

We were going to make a project with Zucchini this weekend to send Monday for Mother’s Day, but an hour before Friday’s visit, something told me to send the present now. So, Pumpkin and I whipped up a batch of … Continue reading

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Parenting Class

I’ve got this class mastered: *How to read bottles: When coming home late at night–how to look at the bottles in the fridge, and on baby’s table, and know just what happened and whether to feed or rock baby when … Continue reading

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What the reports won’t tell you

We’ve read all the reports we can get our hands on about Zucchini and Carrot’s well-being, growth, development, and mental health. But, the reports won’t tell you how eager Zucchini is to live with her brother and sister. Only watching … Continue reading

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My Daughters

Tonight, Carrot was hurting. I see Carrot and Zucchini for a few minutes, twice a week, as they pick up Pumpkin for visitation. We have these conversations, that feel so unbalanced. I know that someday soon they are moving into … Continue reading

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