Archive for March 2012

Citizens of the World

Last week I fulfilled a months-old promise to Zora to make a big pot of Dutch split pea soup. She loves it. Not just for the taste, but also because, at age 3, she thought it was called “Spit Pee Soup,” and what preschooler doesn’t love a name that counts two bodily functions among its [...]

Wise Child

Zora stepped out on the porch this morning to check the temperature. “Mom! Mom!’ She came running back into the house, excited. “You HAVE TO come outside! It’s so peaceful. No one’s talking outside, and there are birds, lots of birds. Migratoring back to Chicago!” With 5 minutes to change Abram’s diaper and wrestle him [...]