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Elliott Makes Four

I was brushing my teeth when Faye came into our bathroom sporting a stern look on her face, hands out wide she scolded me, “Mama your phone ringing. You need to answer your phone.” I smiled at her sweet reprimand assuming that it was actually Mat’s phone that was ringing. No one calls me at […]

The Value of Question Marks

The word “what” marks months 14-31 of Faye’s life. On any day among those months, I practice explanations for items like cardboard, tattoos, and fingernails. She asked me what my nail polish was called the other day and I had to pause. “Topless and Barefoot” seemed a difficult thing to explain to a toddler. But […]