Monday, February 29, 2016


Chickadee: Mommy, when I grow up, I am going to have a baby.
Me: Ok, can I come visit and hold her?
Chickadee: You can live with us.
Speed: Nah, she will probably be dead by then.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sweetest Little Alarm Clock Ever

Chickadee, whisper-singing in my ear at 4:30 a.m.:

"My mommy, she loves me. My mommy, she loves me...."

Over and over and over.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Our Normal

Overheard from the backseat of the car:

"When you get older, you can choose if you get a kid to keep, be a foster parent, or get a baby to grow in your tummy." --Sunshine

Friday, February 12, 2016

Overdue Cake Photo

Easiest cake ever. Everyone was calling it a giant donut.

Thank you, Sunshine, for simplifying my life.

Conversations with 3 1/2 Year Old Chickadee

...have recently included topics such as:
"regular" vs. "real" vs. bio vs. birth vs. foster vs. adoptive mom

protests, racism, sit ins

safe and unsafe moms

the idea that not all moms have their kids taken away (even if temporarily)

equality among races and sexual orientation

I really thought the hardest topic I'd get to address as a parent would be the birds and the bees.
Not so.