Ten years ago, I was cradling her in my hands beneath the warming lamp (she was only 5 pounds) in the nursery while she, connected to cables and monitors, waited for the pediatric EKG machine to arrive from the Children’s Hospital next door. It had been a hard landing. Labor all night followed by a … Continue reading “Beatrix at Ten”
teamtrixie: Hi. I am Beatrix Camille Gladhill Rhone, Duchess of Heckofalot, Potentate of Poop. I am not quite sure how I got here. As I remember it, one moment I was comfortable, the next, I was here. Mommy (The Princess) and Daddy (No official title that I can tell, but I suspect he is the … Continue reading “All Hail Beatrix, Duchess of Heckofalot”
Your kid is probably a better photographer than you. Plan the work, then work the plan. Give a stranger a compliment and their smile will give you the world. Tell the world where you are but not when you will return. Most of my strengths are creatively embraced weaknesses. Example: How I build websites. If … Continue reading “52 Things I Know At 52”
“I’ve gone from a Fiesty Tiger to a Dirty Floor Tile to a Tired Tangerine.” — Beatrix, age 11.. The tweens are a time of change and she’s very self-aware about it.
Mom: “You fell asleep 2 minutes into a 10 minute drive. I thought you said you weren’t tired.” Beatrix, age 11: “Well maybe the fact I was punchy and being a feisty tiger was a clue for us all I was wrong!”
Beatrix, age 11, is honored that Chicago welcomed her with a restaurant.
“When my friends do nice things for me I give them points. Beatrix points. There’s no prizes or anything. They just know I remember what they did.” — Beatrix, age 11
After cancer diagnosis, Aldo Moroni asks for help finishing his final project | City Pages We credit Aldo’s work with spawning Beatrix’s love of (and skill with) pottery. She hugged him long and hard through tears when we went to his Final Show this past weekend.
“You can still learn about science, but it’s not like mixing things together” — Beatrix, age 11, quoted in the Star Tribune about one of her favorite places. A magical natural place. Unfortunately, it lost its funding and is closing. We took her last weekend to say goodbye.
“He’s not a white guy who super likes bikes or is a mansplainer. So, that means he’s a really good guy” — Beatrix, age 11, regarding my friend CJ Chilvers. We had the pleasure of having dinner with him and his wife tonight.