Category Archives: Food

Civilized.

  Everyone knows that the Fletchtower household is the pinnacle of culture and refinement. But you may not know that we’ve started instilling that same sense of noblesse oblige into Jack and Emme. Scoffing at their misnamed high chairs (which actually sit on the ground), brother and sister have been taking their meals at the […]

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Video Vault: The lost art of conversation.

For most meals, we either have the twins facing us as we feed them or we let them watch a little of the Curious George series on TV. But one day it occurred to me that we weren’t properly preparing them for the art of dinner conversation. So, for what I think was the first […]

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Learning to feed ourselves.

Jessica has been so great about trying to get the babies to use the little tiny plastic forks and spoons we bought for them a couple of weeks ago — she’s got them to the point where they’ll eat almost their whole lunch with their cutlery. Then Justin and I screw up all of her […]

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Smooth move.

Pardon the pun in the title. For this, you see, is a post about pooping. Justin and I aren’t the sort of people to use the word “poop.” Or even talk about it. We actually refrain from thinking about it as much as possible. We’re squeamish that way. Justin swore that he would never use […]

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

Would you mind a bit of a discombobulated post? I’ve got a lot of stuff rattling up in my brain today. Don’t read this part if you’re easily depressed. It’s been a rough week at work. Of course I can’t give details (nor would I want to violate the confidentiality of my students), but working […]

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