Turns out these days, adult immigrants from my dad’s hometown in China are all in America, and their babies are in Fuzhou being raised by grandma. It’s that grand old extended Confucian family that easily accommodates trans-Pacific existence…both boon and… Read more ›
I read this article in the NYT about young voters who lean on their boomer parents to vote for Obama, and I totally identified with them. I should explain: while I’m no college undergrad, I do nudge my parents to… Read more ›
We’ve been long-time fans of Pingu, the claymation penguin. Now it seems other parents have been helping their toddlers surf YouTube to watch 5-minute long episodes of the adventures of this wacky Swiss creation. All I know is that I’ve… Read more ›
You horked all over your grandfather. In public.
The Unreliable Narrator loves Cirque du Soleil. Skip college, go directly to the circus!
It’s just Animal Day here at P i l l o w b o o k Central. This one comes with a “don’t read while on your lunch hour” advisory. Let’s just say it involves skid marks.
Just a quick rant to say that the day Toddler Tourette’s is over, I will emerge from my peaceful cloistering at the local nunnery/deluxe spa to resume motherhood. And not a minute before.
INT. KITCHEN – NIGHT the Unreliable Narrator sits on my lap, eating spoonful after spoonful of plain yogurt. (his daddy fed him dinner at 6 pm and then expected the child to go to bed on an empty stomach. what… Read more ›
[Originally posted in 2007, when my son turned 4. I've updated on 5/8/09 to add this to the MOMocrats.com "Every Day is Mother's Day" blog action in recognition of the central importance of maternal and child well-being to any and… Read more ›
the Unreliable Narrator loves stories–customized to his specifications. i’ve become his enabler, his amenuensis, for stories he tells such as Owl and the Magic Carpet (“it can fly without no wings”) and Owl and the Magic Frog, in which said… Read more ›