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The Weekly Peanut, Issue 103

The time: 6 a.m. The place: my bed. 
"........ PSSSSSSSSSSSST!!!"
*Blink blink*
*groaning* Yes, Peanut?

Courteous, isn't she? Oh, how I miss the days of the 7 a.m. wake-up call, now that it keeps inching closer to 6 a.m. 

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 102

It's been an interesting week for the Peanut.

Thursday and Friday... my God... my kid was... incredible.  It was like nothing I've seen in... ever. She was sweet, she was polite, she was thoughtful, she was generous, and she was endlessly adorable and entertaining.  It made Ian and I a little aggravated that she was entering into such an awesome phase when we were due to leave her all day Saturday with her grandmother.  I needn't have feared, our window lasted a mere 48 hours, but we promised ourselves we'd have to remember that our kid had the capacity to be that wonderful. 

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 99

This week was almost as busy as last, but with only one Disney trip (ONLY, hah!).  It was also filled with new and old friends, family, travel, and mostly good behavior.  Mostly. 

A few months ago an old high school friend found me on social media, and we've been trying to get our families together ever since. When he invited us to a New Year's Eve event catered toward small kids and EARLY in the evening? SOLD. 

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 98 Part 2

Watching Dumbo with my kid prompted some very serious conversations this weekend. 
"See Dumbo's ears? Those elephants are making fun of Dumbo, because of his ears. He can't control what his ears look like. That's not nice." "Nooo... not nice." "Dumbo is nice and cute, but those other elephants are mean just because of what he looks like." "No nice." "But see Dumbo's mommy? See how much she loves Dumbo?" "Yeah..." Then we got to the point where the little boys tease Dumbo and D piped up, "Dumbo hide his ears!" ".... Dumbo should hide his ears?" "Yeah..." "Well, D, why should Dumbo have to hide his ears? Why shouldn't the other people just be nice to him?" "Oh....." "Dumbo can't control what his ears look like.  Why should he have to hide? Why can't people just be nice to him no matter what he looks like." "Yeah..."  Jeez, y'all. I wasn't prepared for such a deep conversation. 

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 96

This weekend was jam-packed again.  After a pretty good run during the week, Saturday we started to see D's mood go south. It started on the world's longest, whiniest car drive to celebrate cousin Aria's 4th birthday.