This Stage of Motherhood, In Four Pictures

1. Alex’s search for the meaning of life is carried out using the simplest of tools…like the wax tablet he made in his gifted program, where he has spent the last several weeks learning to utter such profundities as “May the Force Be With You” and “Stay out of my room”…in Latin.


2. Alex was assigned to write a simile as a Valentine for his parents.

Best. Valentine. Ever.


3. We are the Loser-est of Loser Tooth Fairies. Seriously. This is like the fourth time for poor Nicholas. And losing teeth is a matter of great drama and panic for him, which makes our Loser-li-ness even worse.

Tooth Fairy Letter

Which leads to…


Tooth Fairy