Can’t Wait for Sunday

Nana sent Annie Bea some fancy, clip-on earrings. She won’t take them off. She also won’t call them earrings. Annie Bea: These “ringers” are so beautiful. And guess what, mom? You can borrow them on Sundays. She’s so generous.

Help Me, Webster

Annie Bea: Mom, what does “mysterious” mean? Me: It means you don’t know what it is. It’s unknown. It’s an enigma. Annie Bea: Mom, what does “enigma” mean? Me: It’s like something that leaves you perplexed. It’s puzzling. Annie Bea:…

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Nice Romper

Every morning, while I dry my hair, Annie Bea stands next to me twisting and turning in the full length mirror. She’s weighing the pros and cons of her outfit for school. Today she was wearing a romper. To be…

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Calling All Storks!

I was just back from the gym and needed to shower before taking Annie Bea to school this morning. To keep her occupied, I turned to Netflix. Me: Ok, what do you want to watch? Annie: Barbie! Me: Uh uh.…

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Bowling

Me: Guys, guess what? You’re going on a bowling field trip tomorrow at camp! Won’t that be fun? Grady: Yes! I love bowling! Annie Bea: Uch, I don’t want to get sweaty. I’m on Team Annie. I hate bowling almost…

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Michael

We spent the weekend in the Keys celebrating my birthday. It was awesome. Jason has really figured out what it takes to make me happy. A lounge chair, a book and a drink. The family around me was nice, too.…

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Piñata Crisis

We celebrated Annie Bea’s 4th birthday yesterday (a week early) at Chuck E. Cheese. The kids had a really great time. The parents… well, you know… it’s Chuck E. Cheese. You do the math. Anyway, it’s wonderful to have a…

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Annie-isms

A few recent comments by Annie Bea: Annie: Daddy, how old are you? Jason: 42. (She stares blankly.) Annie: What does that even mean? (Setting up a play store. I am Annie’s first customer.) Annie: Here, mom. You can buy this…

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The Mother-Daughter Thing

This picture popped up on Facebook today. A memory from 3 years ago. Wow. 3 years of Annie Bea. Coming up on 4 years. Makes me think about life before I had a daughter verses life now. I’m not gonna…

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HAYDIDDIT

If you were of sound mind and body during the 90s, you watched and loved In Living Color. Annie Bea, born in 2013, could easily have been part of this sketch. Without any guidance, she has the 3-point-snap and the…

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