Category Archives: bambi’s mom

Oh Deer! Oh Gnome!

Maybe it was Amelie. Maybe it was southern summer nights. Maybe it was me. Maybe it was you. But I sure love gno-omes. Garden gnomes in animated films? Meh. But real, serious, ceramic, wood or even resin garden gnomes. I … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up

Magoo told me the other day that he wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up. Then he self-corrected and told me that no, he just wants to be a “regular dad” who stays home. He wants to be … Continue reading

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A Letter

Laylee’s been learning about letter writing at school. Here’s a transcription of a letter she recently wrote to her teacher: Dear Miss Snop/Rachel, I woke up early. It was 7:00. First I got dressed. Next, I looked at the clock. … Continue reading

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Violent Farmers

Laylee: Mom. Magoo and I are hunting. We’re shooting cows to get milk. Me: You don’t shoot cows to get milk. You only get milk if they’re still alive. {PAUSE} Laylee: What can we get if we shoot them?

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Herod and I — We’re Jerks

We’re trying to fight the media-oric power of Santa’s publicity machine and teach Laylee and Magoo that Christmas is actually a religious holiday with fun attached as a festive bonus. Some days we win and sometimes the kids get all … Continue reading

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It’s Hunting Season in Care-a-Lot

Have you got all your gear together yet?

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