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He decorates his lunch bag every day
March 5, 2010, 7:21 pm
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This is a perfect example of what he draws at age 4.5—the “robot monster.”

We switched from lunch boxes to paper sacks a couple of weeks ago.  When we made the change, I was thinking mainly that paper sacks can be composted, which would free up roughly an hour of my time each evening—you know, the hour that I’d been spending scrubbing mashed sandwich/banana/Cheez-it out of every crevice of a rotting lunch box and then cleaning the bathroom after I was done throwing up from THE ICK, OH THE ICK. (Gage’s school makes the kids put their lunch leftovers back into their lunch boxes so that we parents can see how much they’re eating/not eating—which is one of those things that’s a great idea IN THEORY.) 

I wasn’t counting on the art. I love the art.

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Sorry, sorry
March 3, 2010, 9:23 pm
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So it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Although, not long enough for me to forget my user name and password and then go, “Eh, screw it” instead of going through the three or four trivial, but somehow also monumentally painful (for me), steps it would take to retrieve this information. Which is what usually happens with these things, so…win!

I haven’t been writing because, among other things, I’ve been busy making this, and these, and these, and also these, and probably a few other things that I’ve forgotten. 

I find that making baked goods is sort of like vacuuming and spraying a little Windex in the air: You haven’t actually spent much time, but it looks like you’ve been working ALL DAY. It creates the illusion that you’ve got everything in your purview not only under control but SMELLING GOOD. With the added bonus that no one cares if you’ve made dinner. Or what that dinner consists of. 

Tomorrow: Why I hate the current “skinny jean” trend.

Ha ha ha.

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