Saturday, October 25, 2008


It would be an understatement to say that it's been a completely transformational - and thoroughly challenging - experience since Ian joined us. It's exposed the hidden, revealed the true and shaken many of my foundations. I've got so many emotions swirling around in my head that I think I'll take a break from blogging for awhile and just journal. It may be just a week or a month, or longer. Not sure. Hope to see you on the other side.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Me Hulk, you run

Silvi has started making Ian cry. She thinks its funny to watch his bottom lip drop lower and lower until it gives way to a full-blown frown. Her smile disappears quickly, however, when her chilled daddy undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis from mild-mannered Bruce Banner into the raging Hulk.

You think you've dealt with all your childhood anger issues until you watch your daughter push your son into the side of a chair for the fun of it. It's then that you realize that deep down, the anger lurks, waiting, hiding.

Since the law frowns on covering toddlers with Velcro and sticking them to the wall until they outgrow such behavior, guess it's time to give the old therapist another call. Or up those antidepressants.

"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."