Shannon Stacey

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Wordless Wednesday: Daddy’s Chair

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When SK finds the Harry Potter glasses

His older brother wore them years and years ago with his Harry Potter costume and won a prize for looking most like the real deal.

SK…not so much.

And with that, I’m off to prepare for tomorrow’s tax appointment. I’ll keep coming back here to let the picture cheer me up periodically throughout the day.… Read More »

TK says NYET

With the gym being prepped for Winter Carnival and the Winter Olympics going on, TK’s gym teacher thought it would be a good idea for the class to watch Miracle, the story of the 1980 Olympic US hockey team. When he told me this Monday, I immediately launched into a delirious fervor of patriotic fangirlishness, ending with “…and, ohmigod, isn’t it the best movie ever?”.

And then my son—the child I cherished in my womb and suffered … Read More »

Bonding over cafeteria oatmeal

This morning was Breakfast with Dad day at SK’s school. They opened the kitchen a little early and students could bring their dads (or any other man important to their lives) and have bagels or oatmeal together before school started.

SK’s dad really did not want to go (though SK doesn’t know that). Not only is elementary school cafeteria oatmeal not high on his list of favorite breakfast foods, but it also meant his work day couldn’t start until 9:00. … Read More »

His drummer’s a little odd

(Don’t forget to check out the contest if you haven’t yet!)

I took this cellphone camera shot of the Short Kid on his way to school yesterday morning:

Backwards hat

How do you make wearing a fake fur-lined, ear-flapped drunken Russian hat even more special? Wear it backwards! When I tell him he looks ridiculous, he lets me know in no uncertain terms he doesn’t care.

He says that, worn backwards, the fur-lined brim tucks under his collar, keeping his neck warmer. … Read More »

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