Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread


You should see the other guy.

One of these days, I need to write about that feeling — relief? nostalgia? longing? bittersweetness? — one has when her babies are no longer babies. Although Joanie still has a couple final milestones to cross before all traces of babyhood are gone forever — she’s not totally potty-trained yet and she still enjoys a bottle of milk a few times a day — as you can see from this photo, taken yesterday, she’s looking more and more like a kid and much less like a baby at all. Add to that Jackson starting first grade last month and turning six recently and bringing home homework that I don’t really understand and making up jokes that are actually really funny and growing out of his clothes faster than I can order them, and I feel like I’m on a merry-go-round that keeps intensifying in speed and refuses to break for anything.

Related: I’ve started shopping for the holidays early this year because if everything goes smoothly, we will be moving into our new home shortly after Thanksgiving and I expect to be totally distracted by unpacking and shopping for curtains and light fixtures and new furniture in the weeks I would normally be searching for stocking stuffers and making sure Santa has the kids’ Christmas lists. Jackson has made perfectly clear he wants matching “Christmas PJs” to wear with Joanie on Christmas morning and, luckily, that brand I mentioned recently that has the best kids’ PJs — Hanna Andersson — is having a site-wide sale this weekend. So, I got these in a size 2 and a size OH MY GOD, HE’S ALMOST AS TALL AS I AM. Maybe you want to get some for your kids, too?

Hope you all have a great weekend! We have pumpkin patching and birthday parties and hanging with an out-of-town friend, oh my.

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    Kate October 21, 2017, 9:57 am

    I’m down by the Chahles Rivah on this beautiful sunny Saturday, with a nonfat one-pump maple pecan latte to watch one race of the Head of the Charles regatta. My husband is trying to win gold for third year in a row in his event.

    Also, there’s a new Head of the Charles exhibit on permanent display in Logan Airport, American Airlines terminal, and his is one of (I think two) larger than life pictures of rowers. He was never in the Olympics, but he’s a personality.

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      Kate October 21, 2017, 11:06 am

      And, done! First place.

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      • TheLadyE

        TheLadyE October 22, 2017, 1:20 pm

        Awesome!! Congrats to him! You must be so proud. 🙂 Hope you celebrated well!

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    carolann October 22, 2017, 10:58 pm

    Love Hanna Andersson pjs. They make really cute slipper/moccasins too.

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  • Moneypenny

    Moneypenny October 23, 2017, 12:48 pm

    All I have to say is, Joanie is adorable!

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    • Moneypenny

      Moneypenny October 23, 2017, 12:50 pm

      Also, I may shop on Hanna Andersson for xmas gifts for my nephews… cute stuff!!

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy October 23, 2017, 12:53 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

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