A blog dedicated to the musings of my 5 year old

..and other stuff

On Becoming a Mom..

I was freakishly unprepared to become a mom… Becoming a mother had never been high on my To Do List. If you had asked me in high school about my future I’d have said that I imagined myself living alone, in an apartment, with a dog. The apartment represented the freedom to move anywhere, at ... Read More »

Beer & Chocolates..

Beer & Chocolates..

Indeed. It takes *a lot* longer to run 5 miles after half a box of chocolates. Halfway through the run I craved a beer, so that I could forget about the chocolates. Read More »



Yes! Friday!!!!! My 5yo at the end of every school week. Welcome to the weekend. The two days she wakes as early as physically possible, sticking her fingers in my eye sockets if I don’t follow suit. Read More »


Today the dentist showed my little one a model of what happens in the mouth if she doesn’t stop sucking her thumb in the next couple of years. He was so gentle and nice about the message. But on the way to school my daughter didn’t say a word. She just stared at her thumb, ... Read More »

Discovering snow

I don’t recall the day I first saw snow…because we were living in Sweden (I always joke with friends that a CA winter is equivalent to a Swedish summer). So now I’m watching my daughter “try” snow for the first time, and she’s in tears because it’s sticky. C’mon, girl, this is Swedish bikini weather! Read More »

On Styrofoam…

She got so excited to discover Styrofoam, that she wouldn’t listen to me when I told her not to touch it. Now she’s having a meltdown because the tiny balls won’t leave her alone. Read More »