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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Mini Clay


This kid couldn’t act more like his father if he tried.  I’m married to Clay and raising him at the same time.


Ike’s brain is always working, thinking about things and coming up with solutions for problems and then asking 400,000 questions about whatever it is that he’s trying to figure out in his head.


He is my child that people fall in love with and want to keep.  He’s gentle and loving and laid back.  He acts like an old man and dresses like one too.


He’s absent minded and loses his shoes and forgets his homework folder at least twice a week, but he remembers events and is constantly reminding me of where he needs to be and when he needs to be there and, “Please don’t forget to buy a present for that birthday party like you did last time Mom”.  He worries about deadlines and loves to check off days on his calendar.  When he breaks a toy it devastates him and he breaks almost all of his toys.  He’s my only child that replaces the batteries in his toys, he usually steals the batteries out of the TV remote.  He gets more food on his face and clothes than he does in his mouth.  After one hour at school he looks like he’s been stranded in the wilderness for a month.  He has a hard time not messing with things and frequently spills, breaks, burns, or messes up whatever I’m doing because he just can’t help but get into it.  He never plays games the way they are meant to be played, he writes his own rules….but if you give him a set of rules he will follow them until the end of time.


He’s one of my favorite kids and he drives me insane, but I love him anyway.

And one more thing………

He looked like this as a toddler.  Oh, my goodness, where did that tiny baby go?

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