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Quotable Maxwell

“I have sand in places that I didn’t even know I had places.”… Read the rest

Maxwell’s Interpretation of Me in LEGO


Maxwell says that the thing that I am holding is my “gold stick” and that if I want to use it as a weapon I “can take off the top and hit someone with it.”… Read the rest

The Perils of Using Maxwell in a Photo Shoot

I said, “Look like that’s the best book you’ve ever read in your life.”

I Said, "Look Like This is the Best Book You've Ever Read in Your Life"

I said, “Look like you’re having so much fun.”

I Control My Little World

I should probably leave this kind of thing to Jeffrey.… Read the rest

Conversations with Maxwell

Me: Did you know that I wrote a book?
Maxwell: Of course you did.  You own a library, and you are intelligent.

The world in Maxwell’s head works somewhat differently than the world outside his head. Speaking of which, earlier in the evening, he was sitting in the back seat quietly chanting, “Frodo. Gollum. Lord of the Rings.”

So it seems that we’re getting some good stuff in there.

He also told us of his intention to build a school when he grows up, “after I quit my first few jobs.” Apparently he wants this school to be “a place … Read the rest

The Best Film of 2012 and The Best Films of the Aughts

Once again, Film Club has descended into the male members demonstrating their affection for one another through insults. Lisa popped in to contribute to our latest discussion, which I’ll be getting to way at the end of this post, and we had an even rarer visit from Tara. Lisa and Tara tried to interject sanity into Film Club, but, sadly, sanity is not what rules Film Club.

Before I get to the task everyone’s been harassing me about, I want to show you what I expect to be the number one film on every Film Club member’s Best of 2012 Read the rest

Quotable Tammy

In the midst of a sentence in a phone conversation the other night, Tammy shouted, “THE PIRATE MONKEY BOTTOMS WERE WITH THE PIRATE MONKEY TOP! GO PUT THEM ON!!!”

I don’t think she was talking to me, but I can’t be sure. When she starts yelling, I usually just agree with her.… Read the rest

Eighth Grade, First Grade, and Other Big Changes

First Grade

First Grade

Second Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade and Kindergarten


Eighth Grade and First Grade

Eighth Grade and First Grade

Tammy took this photo, as I am no longer taking the kids to school in the mornings. It’s part of all the Big Life Changes I’ve been going through. It’s what needed to happen–for me, anyway, and they’ll be fine–but wow I felt weird about it this morning while I was passing kids at their bus stops on my own way to work.

Also, doesn’t that haircut make Maxwell kind of look like Eddie Munster?… Read the rest

Conversations with Maxwell

Max: Can I die?
Tammy: No.
Max: Why not?
Tammy: Because I’ll put you in time out.
Max: But I’ll be dead!

“Do you spell smart s-n-o-o-o-z-e?”… Read the rest

I Told the Boys to Look Like They Were Having a Dam Good Time, and This is What They Did

I Told the Boys to Look Like They Were Having a Dam Good Time, and This is What They Did

We made a lot of dam jokes that day, so many that at one point Maxwell became frustrated with Tammy and I laughing so much and shouted, “I AM SICK OF YOUR DAM JOKES!”

Which made us laugh for about ten minutes straight, during which Maxwell mostly growled at us.

We learned a lot about engineering and turkey vultures and history and stuff, too. Of course, some of this was also funny, like the satellite prominently positioned behind this historical marker:

I Won't Tell You How Long We Drove Around Looking for This, But It Was Educational

Way to ruin the mood.… Read the rest

Conversations with Maxwell

Max: Adrienne, what does “director” mean again?
Me: It means I’m in charge of everything. I know that sounds like something I’d make up, but in this case, it’s true.
Tammy, under her breath: That does sound like something you’d make up.
Max: So if you want a pizza, you can be like, “HEY, YOU! GET ME A PIZZA!” And someone will get you a pizza?
Me: …… Read the rest