Category Archives: Family

Families of origin and of choice

We have a new son

We successfully got the petitions filed, the judge signed the orders, and this afternoon we legally have a 16-year-old son with a new name: Alyksandr Isaac Dawson Waring. Everyone at the courthouse was helpful, and rather cheerful about getting our … Continue reading

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Movie Night

We sat down to watch a cache of home movies this weekend at The Old Gray House, and we got to see ALL THE THINGS! Continue reading

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Our family is different now

He casually said, “oh bee tww dubyew, I’m using male pronouns now.” Lowest-damn-key coming out I ever heard of. Continue reading

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Çeci n’est pas un article

Everyone should experience a Surréaliste art exhibit in company with a six-year-old. Continue reading

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It was official this morning

L got hired again by the State today after almost two years out of permanent work.  She starts Monday, working for the Department of Family and Protective Services as a grants technician.

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T is married

Let’s see what some of those “despites” actually looked like. Continue reading

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I have a cool daughter

And son-in-law, for that matter. Continue reading

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Holidays make Teh Dramaz

I told her to come or don’t as she saw fit. Continue reading

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Another Thanksgiving survival post

So I went out and bought a $93 standing rib roast. Continue reading

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At home, alone

I wish I could think of ways not to feel this isolated, but at the moment I don’t really see how. Continue reading

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