Letters from Eurydice II

So, Eurydice in a nutshell. Many of you will be familiar with the Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice. A Cliff Notes synopsis: Orpheus, the son of Apollo and the muse Calliope, is presented by his father with a lyre and plays with such beauty that that nothing can resist the charm of his music. Orpheus […]

Day Off

My five-year old has a mild fever; she put herself to bed at 6:30 p.m. tonight: "Ok, mama, it’s bedtime." Her two-year-old sister, sucker that she is, followed suit — god forbid she be left out of anything, even an early bedtime: "Me sleep! No, me sleep!" It’s unlikely that she’ll still have a fever […]

3 a.m.

My two year old has a stuffy nose. She woke up last night at 3 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. Then she woke my five year old, who normally would grumble a bit, then roll over and ignore the disturbance, but instead said, in a terribly awake voice, "mama, you’re home!" Clearly not […]