Monthly Archives: January 2012

Musical Chairs

THIRTY FOUR YEARS AGO now, my husband’s parents asked him where he would like to go for his birthday dinner fully expecting him to say “McDonald’s!” Instead, my guy — then a boy gunning to celebrate his fifth birthday — … Continue reading

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Second by Second

RAY SAT IN THE late afternoon sunshine pulling his arms in just the right way to make that thing — that Sit-N-Spin activity toy — turn. Around and around my boy went in a slow, dreamy orbit. I dried my … Continue reading

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Andy and the Angels

AS THE PRESCHOOL CLASS Christmas pageant began last December, Andy strode on stage as a shepherd and then — before my wondering eyes — held up both bare hands and pretended to blast the angels encircling the nativity. The angels, … Continue reading

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Party at the Top

THE NURSES LOOKING THROUGH the recovery room’s sliding glass doors laughed from their station as my pot-bellied son stood in his bed — a buck-naked boy, all grins and wobbles in the anesthesia afterglow during his first post-surgery diaper change. … Continue reading

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