Monthly Archives: October 2006

The brutal pit of rugby-playing weasels

lacrosse Originally uploaded by m.a.x. Moomin stalked off the soccer field crying this afternoon, extremely pissed off. I watched him for about 10 minutes kicking the miniature nerf soccer balls around some orange cones, uninspired but not unhappy-looking, in the … finish reading The brutal pit of rugby-playing weasels

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Party, with monsters and books

At 11:45am this morning I realized, reading Jo Spanglemonkey’s blog, that the party invitation I got in the mail that didn’t have a date or time on it was today. And Moomin counts Dragonboy (the party dude) as one of … finish reading Party, with monsters and books

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Driving home with a good soundtrack

On the way back home from Oakland, we went over the Bay Bridge & Moomin was fascinated by a bus, or a bus-sized limo, where people were dancing & cameras flashed. “I want to do that. That’s the coolest thing … finish reading Driving home with a good soundtrack

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Against non-consensual circumcision

Turtle Head Originally uploaded by joaobambu. This issue always gets me mad as hell. People who defend the circumcision of infant boys (as so many do in the comments of this post on Motherhood Uncensored). I’m uncompromising on this issue. … finish reading Against non-consensual circumcision

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Sand castles and cesarians

mom with drip castle Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. My mom maintains her reputation as a cool mom who gets down and plays and gets dirty. Like me, she does it because she likes to play in the sand. It … finish reading Sand castles and cesarians

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On vacation with my mom

sea nettle Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I’ve been at a conference and have plenty to say about it, but not right now from my mom’s conference hotel in Monterey. Moomin is asleep on the floor behind the bed on … finish reading On vacation with my mom

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Twits and stupidity

reading "The Twits" Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Yesterday Moomin read “The Twits” three times in a row. I had dragged him to the copy shop where I was working on making my little translation zine. I had a cold. … finish reading Twits and stupidity

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And there was much rejoicing!

Jumping the sun on the salt flats Originally uploaded by Lars Kristian Schjønhaug. Oh! You have no idea! All the moms were jumping around and so excited and happy! One woman confessed that when she heard, she cried with joy. … finish reading And there was much rejoicing!

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Anti-Racist Parenting

The new blog Anti-Racist Parent looks really promising so far. I got a good book recommendation, for The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism, from the comments on Ji In’s introductory post. I liked what Ji In had … finish reading Anti-Racist Parenting

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A proud moment of independent action

A proud moment Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Yesterday Moomin came into my office standing very tall. “Guess what Mom. I poured my own juice, all by myself. And I put away the straws.” From my dreamy kid, this was … finish reading A proud moment of independent action

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A bold end-run around principal and PTA

mom rose Originally uploaded by pinprick. Well, I did it. I started an experimental online community for the elementary school, and a Yahoo email list too, since that seems to be easier for people to understand. All completely unofficial, unsanctioned, … finish reading A bold end-run around principal and PTA

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Not quite friends, not quite not

alligator and horse riders Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. For two small people who aren’t friends, Moomin and Sophie certainly have a lot of fun together. They’ve been running around like maniacs, Sophie on a horse and Moomin on an … finish reading Not quite friends, not quite not

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Hydrogen atoms, Hangul, and shadow puppets

atoms and elements Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Our science lessons are wild and lively, as many topics derail Moomin into lengthy explanations of comic book plots. “Oh! Molecules! I know all about them, because of Molecule Man’s supervillain powers … finish reading Hydrogen atoms, Hangul, and shadow puppets

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The dreaded line of SUVs

Line of SUVs outside the school Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. My house is two blocks away from an elementary and a middle school, so every day twice a day I see the scene in this photo: a enormous line … finish reading The dreaded line of SUVs

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Halloween costume construction project

Colossal Red Dragon Originally uploaded by borghal. Today in Joann Fabrics I met this chick buying yellow fabric. Her kid was kicking around the candy aisle wearing yellow crocs and a yellow shirt. He had demanded a “Yellow Shark” costume. … finish reading Halloween costume construction project

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Furniture on the street

orphaned bureau Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I always want to haul away furniture on the street and find it a home. I had to stop myself today. There’s no room in our house, and I even have a battered … finish reading Furniture on the street

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War without end

Mommybloggers, do you want your kids to grow up in the middle of a war? Because that’s what’s happening. I’m feeling very scared and fierce. How is my child going to grow up? As a citizen of a country that … finish reading War without end

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