Friday, April 30, 2004

I wrote a letter to NPR today scolding them for demoting Bob Edwards of Morning Edition.

I am going to miss Bob. He was a familiar and gentle voice that went hand-in-hand with my morning cuppa and his obviously ageist demotion is appalling. I signed a petition on

You should, too. Fight the "bare belly button bureaucracy", man! Ageism stinks!

Thursday, April 29, 2004

This morning on the way to work, Judah would say fairly long sentences (still pretty incoherent, except for "Mama" or "Da") and then started laughing really hard at whatever he said. His conversations go something like this, "Bah da da geeee eee blah blah thhhhppt! Mama!"

He brought his "Little People" Zookeeper along for the ride and chewed on his head before casting him off to the floor. I think he must be getting new teeth because everything is at the mercy of his little chompers.

His "Little People" toys got me thinking about Weebles. Why don't they make Weebles anymore? "Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down."

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

After spending the past year away from the Web being a new mommy, it seemed high time to return so I could document all the fascinating things happening to my son, Judah. He is amazing and beautiful and in full scientist/explorer mode. Nothing is left unexamined. First it goes into his mouth, then it is passed from hand to hand. Day before yesterday, Judah licked the sand off a sandcastle in his "First Touch & Feel Book". It was a piece of sandpaper that now has glue residue and bits of sand left behind. He also ate cat food (Purina One) and tried to eat dirt out of my hibiscus plant.

He loves books, but rather than being read to, he prefers to turn the pages in rapid succession over and over. At the moment, he loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?. I have memorized Goodnight, Moon and so has he. When I begin reciting the first lines of the story, his blue eyes widen and a sly grin appears. He knows this is a special bedtime story.

It is a wonderful experience raising a little boy.