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February 4th, 2008

Some things said are not to be forgotten:

Mommy, do you know how hard it is to live with two giants?

Instantly I recall recurring childhood nightmares of being chased by a colossus. Dark, haunted, heart-pounding doom and with no escape.

I will lighten my step! I will lighten it right now. I will shrink back in size! I’ve shrunk already.

No tender bones will be ground to make this bread.


This is Not to Be Forgotten Week on the Road, where we share Some Things Said.


  1. a good reminder. When I photograph children, I find that they are much more willing to smile, or just ignore me and go about their business if I tread lightly and stay low.

    Comment by Lisa — February 4, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  2. I shared this quote tonight with Greg. A great way to remember just how powerful I am to my girls – and to go easy.

    Comment by Jena Strong — February 5, 2008 @ 12:32 am

  3. yes indeed.

    Comment by Wendy — February 5, 2008 @ 12:34 am

  4. She’s right.

    Comment by Mika — February 5, 2008 @ 1:54 am

  5. Well, if we are to remember things said, I’d like to remember that today while petting a cat, I said, “Oh, pretty thing.” My son said, “Mom, don’t say thing. She’s a cat.”

    Point taken.

    Comment by marta — February 5, 2008 @ 4:12 am

  6. This is really cute. I have a seven year old son, and I can imagine how he views the world, being half the size of adults. I never thought of myself as a giant, but I suppose it’s all relative.

    Comment by Kenny — February 5, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

  7. This is REALLY good for me to read this minute. Oh, let me remember today that I’m the giant with the nasty, scary medicine, and let me be more patient!

    Thanks, Karen (as always)!

    Comment by Mama Zen — February 6, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

  8. I remember when I lived in a world full of BIG people.

    Comment by Shelli — February 7, 2008 @ 2:44 am

  9. Ah yes…How important to remember. I so often think of my son with his big energy and his big personality but rarely do I stop and remember what it felt like to be so little. Thanks for this.

    Comment by Meg Casey — February 7, 2008 @ 4:17 am

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