Nap wars

Me:  Okay, sweetheart, it’s time for some quiet rest time in the bedroom. Charlotte:  But I don’t want quiet time! Me:  I know, darling, but getting enough rest is really important if we’re going to shake that stomach bug you have. →MORE...

Sep 14, 2012
It’s just the two of us, cuddled together in bed.  The way we have snuggled from the very beginning. Her legs are longer now and her hair has more tangles.  She smells more of paint and dirt and sweat and peaches →MORE...

Jun 06, 2012
Donald and I share an e-mail address which has, of late, been aflurry with activity as several individuals from our adoption agency have been working to update our profiles and organize our paperwork and clarify this, that, or the other thing.  →MORE...

May 22, 2012
Over the past two or three months, Charlotte has “outgrown” her nap.  And by “outgrown,“ what I mean is that she no longer naps with any sort of consistency at a reasonable hour…but she is still physically incapable of making it →MORE...

Jan 16, 2012
I have finally found a surefire way to get a nap longer than forty minutes out of Charlotte.  As soon as she starts acting a little tired, I put something on the floor (in this picture it’s a bobby pin) and →MORE...