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January 07, 2006


Mac Keylogger

First time here, happy. It’s always my pleasure to read this type of stuff. Thank you for taking the time to share with it, and this blog is very nice. I’m still waiting for more interesting thoughts from your side in your next post. Have a nice day!


What a great post - thank you! (And I second the comment where dear hubby just volunteers out of the blue to take the kids for the day!)

Julie A Paine

Thanks, Chris. You have such a great way of expressing what a lot of us Mommies feel. Thanks for putting time into sharing your gift of humor with us. We know you are busy, and then some!


Fab post Chris. And in my fantasy, my husband lifts me in his arms for a delicious kiss... then does the dishes, the laundry, the grocery shopping and mops the kitchen floor, before giving me a Saturday off where he says, "Honey, I'll play with our 2 year old daughter all day, so take the day for yourself." Gotta love a fantasy!


You story about the baseball hall of fame and illusion to your son seeing all the ancient ruins made me laugh out loud!

I suppose we all have these glorified fantasies about how different (better) our life might be in another circumstance. I share your romantic notion about living abroad. My children's lives being so cultured and worldly. Perhaps speaking five languages and growing up to be world humanitarians or something. But, I suppose that no matter where you are, toddlers still throw tantrums, children still are picky eaters, car trips are too long, and there is always a reason to cry or complain (Im talking about both parents and children here).


Hope you don't get tired of hear ing it - but SPOT ON!
Precisely the reason I don't make them either, but not so thoughtfully written. :-)

You are a marvel in ALL your realness - which is refreshing and gives this mom of two - HOPE!

Robin P

Great post. Fantasies never include tantrums. That's why they are fantasies.

I don't make new year's resolutions that I can't keep so I only make one and stick to it.
One year I resolved to make the number 5 look like a 5 instead of an S.(I write in medical charts all day.) I've kept that for about 11 years! Not too shabby!

Happy New Year!

amy h.

Thanks for the wonderful post. You got it just right.

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