Month: December 2010

Mary Claire Holding Up a Rotten Pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch

Intruders

Mary Claire is not happy about showing our house. She’s more than a little unnerved by the knowledge that people are going to walk through her room, see her toys, possibly lick her toothbrush. “Are they going to touch my stuff?” she asks constantly. “Will they open my drawers? Will they read my books? Will …

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Katrina and Jenny

Leap of Faith

It’s official. Our house is on the market. In this tumultuous time of negative equity and rising interest rates, we’ve decided to forge ahead. It’s a buyer’s market, not a seller’s. But at this juncture, we are paying keen attention to the signs the universe is laying at our feet. And, after all, we’ve never …

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Mary Claire with a Bouquet of Flowers

Yes, Virginia

Yesterday, Mary Claire came flying through the door after school with great concern and consternation. “Mom!” she yelled, orange backpack laden with hundreds of keychains flung violently to the floor. “Half of my class doesn’t believe in Santa Claus!! Can you believe that?” “Wow,” I replied. “Half the class, huh? What did those kids say?” …

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