Bionic Mamas

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In Which I Am Proud Of My Boy


I owe you so many words, and I hope to begin paying them in earnest after I survive (here’s hoping!) the conference I’m presenting at next weekend. It might be nice if we could not have the flu and the baby not have an ear infection (?) and the boy and I not have dueling migraines, but let’s not be greedy.

But today is my boy’s birthday, so I will interrupt my silence very quickly, to share this first collaborative art project with his sister.


The center is Jackalope’s drawing. The Bean reports that he showed her how to draw a line, and then she drew one. After she was done, he enclosed her work in an “art box” and asked Sugar for letter after letter, so that he could write around it, “[Jackalope], you are a good artist.”

“I thinked of wroting that because I liked how she did that art. And I’m proud of you, Jackalope.”

Likewise, kiddo.

13 thoughts on “In Which I Am Proud Of My Boy

  1. So glad that both you and the boy “thinked of wroting”.
    Sending you get well soon wishes (dueling migraines? shouldn’t be allowed for little boys!)
    Good luck for the conference.

    • Indeed it shouldn’t. Alas, poor kiddo couldn’t eat his requested birthday breakfast and later threw up the chocolate mini egg he tried from a rare gift of candy. Five minutes later, my own head went bananas. Snow had suddenly begun pelting down.

      It’s a good thing we’d already postponed his party on account of insurmountable parental illness.

  2. Ah! So beautiful! And so encouraging.

  3. Ermagerd, heart melt!

  4. Awwwww! What a sweet (big) guy. Hope you’re all feeling better soon.

  5. That’s so adorable. 🙂

  6. Oh, sweet! He’s four now?!

  7. I could cuddle this all day.

  8. Oh happy birthday, Bean! Glorious- thank you for sharing.

  9. That is damn near the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. The love between our kids, the fact that they have a relationship WITH EACH OTHER is one of the most amazing and beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

  10. Happy birthday (belatedly), Bean!

    How alliterative.

  11. OH. MAH. GAWD. Happy birthday, good hearted child. (Very excited to finally know what Jackalope’s actual name is.) Love the art box, love the sororal affection, love it all.

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