Wednesday, February 29, 2012


"Mom? How come they don't play the Feliz Navidad song on the radio anymore?"

"Feliz Navidad is a Christmas song and it's not Christmas-time."

"Can we get it?"

"I'm sure we can listen to it on the computer."

"No, I need the vinyl. I'm doing my own record collection, like Daddy."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Good Stuff to Have When You Are Sick By Bob Rosenberg

1. Something for wiping your runny nose besides your hand and pajammies shirt.
2. Those little ice cream sandwiches that taste like s'mores.
3. A special bed that your mom sets up for you on the TV couch.
4. Stuffed animals and Captain Rex.
5. Your cat should check on you.
6. Juice in the special cup that has the guitars on it.
7. Batman books from the library.
8. The medicine that tastes like purple.

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Mood

"Mom? I feel like junk."

"What's up, Boo Boo?"

"My nose is still stuffy and when you were gone today I missed you so much I was crying inside my mind for two hours but on the outside of my mind with my face I was eating popcorn and gummy bears and watching Star Wars 3-D so it was pretty okay but I still missed you anyway and I think my cough medicine is wearing off and do I have to go to school tomorrow?"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Smacksy Sunday Links

These photos of couples wearing each others clothes are oddly compelling.

I had a great time this week hanging out with my lovely pals Lisa Arch and Kim Tracy Prince on my friend Dr. Tina Bryson's show, The Intentional Parent. We talked mommy blogs, raising boys, and boobs and stuff.

And 48 pictures that perfectly capture the 90's.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Smacksy Saturday Photo: Tornado of Colors

Tornado of Colors by Bob Rosenberg
("Because the teacher said I could draw whatever I want!")

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet Violet

"Mom, I'm tired of going to the vet. When is Violet going to get better?"

"She's not going to get better, Honey."

"Why not?"

"She has a thing called chronic renal failure and it's not going to go away. We just have to keep bringing her in twice a week to get fluids to make her feel more comfortable."


"I hope we get to keep taking her for a long time."

"Me too... Can I carry her?"


Thursday, February 23, 2012


"It's your turn to play, Bob. Here are the dice."

"Mom? You just spit on me when you said that."


"No, I mean really, super spit on me."

"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to."

"You spit on me the way babies spit when they think they're talking but they're really just spitting spit at things. You spit at me like that."

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


"Rahr! Woof! Hic. Grrr..."


"Yeah, Mom? Hic. Roar!"

"Everything okay?"

"I'm trying to -hic- scare away my hiccups. ROAR! Hic."

"How's that going?"

"Hic. Hic. Working on it."

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One of Those Days

"Mom, I'm feeling a little off today."

"How so?'

"I think I mean I feel weird. Is that what I mean?"

"Not feeling quite yourself?"

"Who else would I be feeling?"

Monday, February 20, 2012


"But, Dad! I never get to do what I want!"

"Today you ate pancakes, rode your scooter to the park with me and Daisy, played Frisbee, baked cookies with Grandma Jan, went in the Jacuzzi with Pops, you beat Mom at Monopoly, and played Oregon Trail on my iPad."

"Okay, but besides that."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Smacksy Sunday Links

I have been known to tune in to Glee just to see what Emma Pillsbury is wearing. This site is made for me. Totally worth it for the cardigans alone.

This is a lovely version of the ubiquitous song.

And one minute and forty-seven seconds of a sad French bulldog listening to Adele.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Romantic

"Mom? Why did Sabine have to go home?"

"Her mom said it was time for her to get ready for dinner."

"I don't like saying goodbye."

"You'll see her tomorrow at the park, Honey."

"I know, but I just love her, Mom."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Say What What?

"Hey, Mom?"

"Hey, Bob."

"Do I have a Chinese accent?"


"But I speak Chinese."

"You do?"

"I can say 'hello' and 'happy new year' and 'orange.' I learned it on one of my shows."

"That's great but it's not enough to give you an accent."




Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Haul

"Wow, Bob! Look at all that stuff!"

"I got candies and pencils and some bubbles and all these Valentines and one of the cards has a picture of Anakin Skywalker that when you move it makes two different faces."

"That's called a lenticular picture."

"Yeah okay, Mom."

"You sure do have a lot of Valentines."

"Mom? You're my triple-Valentine."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


"I love Valentine's Day, Mom."

"Me too."

"It's my favorite."


"Because it's the lovedest day."

"It is."

"And there's candy."

Monday, February 13, 2012

After Dinner

"Mom? I'm full. I only have a tiny bit of room left in my stomach."

"Why don't you fill up that space with a couple of green beans?"

"It's not a green beans shaped space. It's a peanut butter cup shape."

"That's genetic."

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Drill

"Hey, Mom! Guess what! We had a fire drill at school today!"

"How was that?"

"It was great. There was this big sound and it sounded like WAAH WAAH WAAH!"

"That must have been the fire alarm."

"Yeah. It went WAAH WAAH WAAH!"

"That sure is loud."


"Okay, Bob."


"Got it."


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Into the Future

"Hey, Mom? I just thought of something. When I have kids are you gonna be their grandma?"

"Yes, I am."

"That's really good."

"I think so too."

"Because you're a nice mom but you'll be a really fun grandma."

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cough and Cold

"Bob, when you're coughing, don't forget to cover your mouth and cough into the crook of your arm."

"Okay, Mom."

"You don't want to spread your germs."

"But if I cough into my arm, I'm spreading the germs back to myself."

"That's okay, they're your germs."

"So my arm is saying, 'Hi! Welcome home!'"

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


My first album was Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive.

Jeff's first album was Def Leppard's Pyromania.

And now, Bob has his first album - Cold Play's Mylo Xyloto.

What was yours?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Overheard Near the Jungle Gym

"Sabine? The Christmas brunch is ready."

"Oh good, Bob. We can open presents too."

"I love Christmas."

"Me too, Bob."

"And right after Christmas? Hanukkah!"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012



Guys! This is my thousandth post. I've been writing in this space every day, for a thousand days and you've been with me for so very much of it. Thank you. Thanks for hanging out here. Thanks for commenting and reading and being excellent. Really, thanks. You guys rule and everything. I appreciate you all. As always, more tomorrow. xo

Friday, February 3, 2012

One Man Welcoming Committee

"Did you meet the new girl at school today, Bob?"

"Yeah, I did. She really wore me out."

"What do you mean?"

"She wanted me to chase her, so I had to."

Thursday, February 2, 2012


"So, Mom? If you land on my Park Place with the house on it, how much do you have to give me?"


"What do I owe you if I land on your Baltic Avenue?"


"Am I pretty much winning, Mom?"

"Pretty much."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The List

"Mom? Can we go to the store? I want to pick up some things."

"What things?"

"Lego Ninjago Destiny's Bounty set, Fangpyre Truck Ambush, Wrecking Ball, Jay's Storm Fighter, Rattlecopter, Cole's Tread Assault, Forest Police Station and the Police Dog Van, Dirt Bike Trans--"

"Bob? I need to interrupt you. That's quite a dream-list but I think we're only going to the supermarket today."

"Oh... Then can we get strawberries?"