June 2008

Goodbye Pretzels and Pudding

In March of 2004, a week after monchichi’s 2nd birthday, our precious first-born was officially diagnosed with Autism. Superman was 7 months old, asleep in his carseat when the two psychologists assigned to us said what we already knew. Two months later, after a week filled with non-stop seizures, monchichi was branded epileptic. Trader Joe’s [...]

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The Coolest School

I work for a private school. There are pros and cons to this, just as there are within the public school districts. But my school takes the cake when it comes to getting involved with something near and dear to my family. Plus, monchichi inspired the whole deal. Check out our newsletter!

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Polish Grandmothers Kick A**

On New Year’s Day, 2008, I walked into the upstairs bathroom and found my beloved babcia having a stroke on the floor. It was the worst day of my life and I will never forget holding her body, taken hostage by a blood clot in the brain, while i sang our favorite Polish song. It [...]

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CCC #1

My fabulous childhood friend Ohmommy at www.classychaos.com has challenged her faithful readers to take a picture of heads. I had a few photos on the computer that fit the description perfectly! Enjoy and make sure to check out her blog! She is fabulous!

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Are we there yet?

I love my job. I do. Really. But my students have completely lost their minds. I know that it is hard being in school when your friends and neighbors are already spending their lazy summer mornings watching Nick Jr. while you read, write, and calculate simple math problems. I imagine it is excrutiating to be [...]

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Between Brothers

It is a beautiful dance between them. I watch quietly and closely, willing my eyes not to blink in case I may miss a second of this magical moment. I feel my fears and anxieties melt into a shallow puddle beneath my bare feet, as superman looks deep into monchichi’s eyes and patiently waits for [...]

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I scream, You scream, We all scream for Ice Cream!

This past Saturday, after we attended evening mass, our family headed over to our local Baskin Robbins. I had suggested frozen yogurt, trying hard to stick to my plan of eating a certain number of calories per day so that my wardrobe is no longer limited to drawstring pants, drawstring skirts, drawstring underwear…..you get the [...]

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To Pee Or Not to Pee……

It is 9:00 a.m in cloudy southern california. We are deep in the trenches…….of our bathroom. Today is the day. We are doing intensive potty training with monchichi. God Help Us All. We have moved into our bathroom for the day. We attended church service yesterday evening, knowing that our Sunday would be spent hovering [...]

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it’s a good thing he’s my son

Superman is a good boy. He is a sweet boy. He means well and for a four and a half year old, he is (warning – about to brag about my second born) a super smart and sensitive kid. He has a heart of gold and I am sometimes brought to tears by his ability [...]

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