Category Archives: Dear Josh

“Will the airplane run out of batteries?!”

There’s always the to-do list: dishes to wash, laundry to fold, suitcases to pack… I really “don’t have time” for this.

And yet, laying here in the dark, typing this while Joshua’s hand iron-grips my forearm as he finally drifts off to sleep … Continue reading

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Dear Joshua: Thank You for Time

Dear Joshua, You will never understand how amazing it is for Mommy when you play by yourself. I mean really–I’ve barely seen you or heard you since 10:00am and it’s now 11:21. I was able to feed your sister, clean … Continue reading

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You Know You Have a Toddler …

You know you have a toddler when: You finish wrapping your husband’s birthday present, flip it over, and find peanut butter smeared all over the top of the package. #peanutbuttermonger

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My Awesome Son

I just can’t get over how awesome my son is. He plays like Andy from Toy Story, complete with Mr. Potato Head and a semi scary dinosaur. He tries to hike the basketball at the park-and somehow looks awesome doing … Continue reading

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Dear Joshua: There’s Nothing Like Being Your Mama

Joshua Nelson Lindeen … You are currently crawling around your craft table, in mismatched pajamas, and a probably grossly soggy diaper. One boot on, one boot off, pushing a Sesame Street bus full of random toys. The fort I made … Continue reading

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Dear Joshua: Can you be Peter Pan?

I know every mother goes through this, but …. does he really have to grow up? I mean, can’t he be Peter Pan or something and stay like this forever? (Now, I don’t actually really like that idea, because I … Continue reading

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Dear Joshua: What a Good Little Boy

Dear Joshua, My goodness, you are turning into such a good little boy. There are so many things that you do in a day that cause this mama to just sigh in gratitude, and shake my head in wonder, and … Continue reading

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