Thursday, August 14, 2008

The yearly post?!

Despite somewhat prolific posting at the beginning of my blogging career, since my daughter was born, I seem to write barely a post a year. I am going to attempt to reverse that trend. My goal will be a post per week. So, stay tuned... I expect I will continue to write about both political issues (as I did pre-motherhood) as well as issues related to being the mother of a three year old...and perhaps even about embarking on the dissertation phase of my PhD (or not).

Many of my old posts were in the form of a haiku. Since I may be a bit rusty at the blogging thing, I thought I'd start off with a haiku...

Eight hours in a car
with a three year old. Oh my!
What was I thinking?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


The little llama, now in her twos, is also now into temper tantrums. Yesterday was about television. Seven minutes of screaming and foot stamping because I said no more television. When I ignored it and sat down to read, she came and stood in front of me, in case I hadn't really noticed the tantrum. I suggested that she go to her room to calm down. She did. Came back moments later, still crying and requesting "elmo countdown" (the desired video). I offered a hug. She climbed in my lap and said "I want to watch television." I said, no, we're all done with television. She said, "I want to watch curious george." I said, no, we're all done with television. She said, "Mommy want to read a book." I said, yes, one book and then dinner. She said, "that's a good compromise."

Thursday, August 02, 2007

and here's another pic of the little llama

I'm not really sure what she's doing in this picture... crowing? roaring? Who knows. But she's having fun and wearing her dancing skirt and that's all that really matters.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007