Little Conversations (wish list)

Isaac: (nudging me awake) Baby, baby wake up. Baby! I was looking at your amazon wishlist and the blanket you want is $50, and it’s really small! Why do you want that? What are you thinking? Me: (in a half awake grumble) It’s really soft Isaac: It’s the size of a pillowcase! I’m not getting…

Partying With Astronauts

One time I went to a Christmas party at an astronaut’s house. I was thirteen years old and the thought of a world existing outside of my egocentric teenage bubble seemed unrealistic, maybe impossible. I remember standing in the astronaut’s gigantic kitchen staring at a shadowbox on the wall, it reminded me of the exhibits…

The Worst Compliment

Ladies and Gentlemen, There is such a thing as a horrible compliment. Maybe you’ve received one before- “I love your new shirt, SO much better than the garb you normally wear” or “your face looks so chubby in your old pictures, you look great now!” I’ve received both “compliments” and neither quite gave me the…

Not The Next Snow White

My sleep walking and night terrors generally involve screaming about spiders, home intruders, or the mystery woman who lives under the bed. Sometimes I wake up Isaac just to ask how he is doing, or to see if he needs anything. Rarely do I stray from those topics, but lately sleeping Courtney has been stuck…

The Case of the Missing Jewels

There is something wrong with our sweet new puppy, Henry. We discovered it last week when we took him to the vet, and it was both startling and confusing. All was going well until the doctor checked Henry’s reproductive organs. With a semi-concerned look he said, “I can’t find his testicles.” I can only imagine…

The Hilarity of Crying Babies

Today I discovered a tumblr blog called Reasons My Son is Crying. It is one of the funniest blogs I’ve ever seen and I can’t decide if it makes me want to have kids more (just so I can copycat his blog) or go get spayed immediately. If you don’t think kids crying is funny,…

You Might Have Eczema If…

Last night, I doused my hands in moisturizer, slid a pair of cotton socks over them, and went downstairs to watch a movie with my fiance. It wasn’t until I was comfortably snuggled on the couch and resting my face on one of my sock-puppet hands that I realized how normal this was to me/us.…

I’m Not Sleepwalking

In the past few months, my sleepwalking has been almost non-existent! I have no idea why. I seem to go through phases where I’ll sleepwalk every night for weeks, and then suddenly stop for a certain period of time. A few nights ago, I broke my “stay in bed and sleep like a normal human…