Having Lo arrive in my life seven years ago has effectively changed who I am and how I live. It is unimaginable at this point to think of myself without my Nana identity. (And I’m sure Papa feels the same way.) So, thank you Logan Paige allowing me to indulge in the joys of being … Continue reading Seven Years
The New Normal?
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?
Another Day in the Life
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
The Little Stranger
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
And then there were two
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
A Field Guide to Lo
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
What’s in a Name?
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 Day in the Life
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