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Impromptu trips can be tricky for anyone. They are almost impossible with triplets, but not entirely. We had one a couple weeks ago. My mom-in-law was making a business trip up to Millinocket to drop off some of her beautifully crafted hand-made wooden hearts. The kiddos’ great grandmother also lives in Millinocket, so she had called to see if perhaps she could steal one or two for a visit.
I figured, what the heck, let’s bring the whole gang and have a party (it’s always a baby party wherever we go). So the next morning, we pack them into the SUV, make a stop at a gas station to pick up some Dunkin Donuts, and I decide to gas up. It is a beautiful, sunny morning.
This week’s Edge Staff Mom article has been delayed since we learned that the triplets have overthrown their parents and are holding them hostage until their demands are met. Negotiators are trying to communicate with the children, and have not been able to make contact with our writers.
“We can hear what seems to be intermittent laughing, followed by crying. We aren’t sure if that is the parents or the children at this point,” said a source who declined to be named since the investigation is ongoing and he hasn’t been cleared to release information.
BANGOR - There is no instructor's manual that comes with raising kids, but Penquis and Eastern Maine Medical Center are offering the next best thing: Boot Camp for New Dads. It's a free workshop that Penquis has made available for area fathers-to-be for more than 10 years.
"Our average attendance is about eight to 10 men, primarily from Penobscot and Piscataquis County," said Denise Trafton, home visitor with the Maine Families Home Visiting Program, a service of Penquis. "Popular conversations include how to support your partner, what to expect with a newborn, how to support breastfeeding, new family roles and the nuts and bolts [such as] feeding, diapering and development."
Life is filled with choices. Everyone makes them every day, some more profound than others. It seems most of the choices I get to make these days are rather mundane but still make a profound impact on day to day life.
The choice between sleeping an extra 20 minutes and showering. The choice between feeding the cats and going to the bathroom (sorry, kitties). Picking up all the toys (again) or going to bed. Getting some work done during naps or making dinner while the kids can’t try to climb into the hot oven. You know, choices.
Why is it trouble always seems to find us in threes? Is there some universal law of the cosmos that dictates tragedy should strike in triplicate? I'm quite certain Mother Earth has a good chuckle at our expense every now and again. Why am I so certain? Defense Exhibit A: last night.
Now before you think some terrible fate has befallen me, the tale I have to tell is no worse than a sick kid, a cat's butt and a dog's ear. Hard to believe these three things have anything in common, but Fortune is a fickle-hearted fool, isn't she?
Ah, daylight savings time. A time when there is just more light to be had, because we can drive home with the sun over our heads instead of sinking into the horizon. Those driving west don’t have to squint quite so hard when they drive home at the end of the night, and those driving east don’t get to be quite as smug with the sun behind them.
I don’t know exactly when I became Suzi Homemaker, but I think it was when the kids started eating something that resembles human-sized portions of food. See, when they first started eating, a portion for them was the size of an ice cube (A good-sized one, not one of those tiny ones you get at fast food restaurants). I would puree their veggies or means and pop them out as needed. And if you consider that one decent sweet potato is enough to nearly fill a tray, making dinner for the week was pretty easy.
Middle children are neat people. For most of their childhood, they fly underneath the radar. They are stealth bombers whose only mission in life is to remain undetected. This may sound callous to those of you middle children whose only mission was to receive more attention. Stereotypically, this is a middle child's biggest gripe; however, all of the middle children I've ever met have said the opposite. They enjoyed a break from the bright parental spotlight – more chances to eat cookies behind the couch, chew gum while falling asleep, and give your brother a new hairdo that will have kids calling him “Spike.”
BUCKSPORT - If you missed this year's Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, do not fear. You can be part of all the action this weekend when the St. Vincent de Paul's church in Bucksport hosts its own Souper Bowl. The event is a fundraiser where participants pay $20 in exchange for their very own hand-crafted pottery bowl created by area artisans, filled with a dish of soup or chowder made by local restaurants and chefs. All the funds raised go to The Cancer Support Center of Maine in Bucksport.
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