I suspect everyone is a little weary of the pandemic. We “locked down” on March 13th. Nearly 3 months later, I have adjusted to and perhaps embraced the so-called “new normal.” As I mentioned before, isolation isn’t much of a hardship for retirees. We had no jobs to lose or convert to remote working nor … Continue reading The New Normal?
We have been at our babysitting job for over three years so it seems like a good time to provide and update on the working conditions. Yesterday was a pretty good sample of what a day with Lo and Cora now entails. It should be noted that their house in under construction (or at Lo … Continue reading Another Day in the Life
I am feeling less bad about forgetting my children’s infancies. Lo was born less than 3 years ago, and it appears I have forgotten hers as well. This may speak to forgetfulness , but I am contributing it to the arrival of the Little Stranger, whose infancy is now superseding all prior undertakings. Cora is … Continue reading The Little Stranger
Readers may note that the tag line for this blog has changed. “Things I Think about– mostly Logan” was never particularly accurate, because over the past two plus years, my thoughts have wandered afar: Batting Average Where Sadness and Beauty can Coexist Advice for Raisins Collectibles Kathy But the purpose of these occasional ruminations remains … Continue reading And then there were two
Our weekly shifts with Lo are all encompassing , 10-hour experiences. Akin to observing wildlife in its natural habitat, we watch her very closely in order to catalog the subtle nuances of her innate behavior and to keep her from climbing atop high surfaces. In light of our scientific investigation, I am happy to provide … Continue reading A Field Guide to Lo
Lo’s vocabulary is growing daily and each day says something cute and funny. My daughter-in-law already laments that she will not remember all Lo's gems and wishes that she had written them down. I accept this responsibility and agree that Lo’s growing vocabulary is certainly worth remembering. She adds new words daily and can now … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
It’s a new year, and at 20 months, Lo is changing so fast I am afraid I’ll forget. My aspiration for this blog was to record Lo’s day-to-day so that she could have a record. In exchange, she has to put up with my lapses in documentation and my forays into non-Lo subject matter. As … Continue reading Funny Girl
A motivating force for starting this blog was the arrival of Lo and my desire to record what she is doing and how I am feeling. I have already acknowledged that I remember too little of my own children’s’ childhoods. So, for the record, here is a recent typical day spent with Lo. 4:30 am … Continue reading A Day in the Life
It is with mixed emotions that I announce Lo is leaving infancy behind to become a toddler. She is teetering, and I mean that literally, on the edge of walking. She has sprouted some molars and and has expanded her menu to include most things. She drinks from a cup. She can't talk … Continue reading Lo grows
Lo and Behold: Lo is a year old. It seems fitting on this occasion to enumerate a few of her many fine qualities. Thus, here are the the Top Ten Things About Lo at One Year. 1. As from birth, she remains a style icon. She remains comfortable in any style but her current vibe … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Lo