Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Star-Spangled Banner

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Saturday, June 25th, 2016

New scissors. Haircut.

While Martin fixed the car (again),

 

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Iris took her new green scissors to my hair

 

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and cut—

 

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oh my!—

 

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and cut—

 

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and cut—

 

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and cut for a long, long time—

 

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until she was done.

 

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Where Iris Naps

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Grand Finale

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Monday, June 20th, 2016

Pinhead Returns!

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

A month later, Pinhead’s skin was removed. Iris, no longer so fond of her, stitched thread across her face and through her mouth and cheeks. Pinhead became a boy and married Baby Bear, who is also a boy. Iris tells me that it is okay for two boys to marry; they just can’t have any children. But Iris is no longer fond of Pinhead, without her-his skin. Pinhead is thrown across the room. I was going to make the head into a proper pincushion— one with a felt-sculpted face— but now I am not so sure. I don’t need another pincushion. I would like to just wrap more wool around it and use it as an inner head for a doll, but I am not certain if that is right. What if someone took their doll apart, to find another doll inside? What if someone found out about the head inside the head?

 

 

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Who is Pinhead?

“Mommy, should I put green pins in her eyes? And yellow in her ears?”

 

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Each pin is placed with definitive precision.

 

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Strawberry Afternoon

There had been a lot of strawberries in the bowl.

 

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But, for one reason or another,

 

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that didn’t last long.

 

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The drupes (not berries, really,) looked much better in the grass than in the bowl.

 

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And what, with the one child handing them to the other,

 

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and the eating,

 

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and the coveting,

 

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and the other child taking them from the first,

 

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and some sharing,

 

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and— hey!

 

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That’s okay. There’s more.

 

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

How to Feed Your Children

Akiva: Food!!!

 

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Iris: Eew. I’m so messy!

 

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Akiva: Iris, you’re funny!

 

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

How to Brush your Baby’s Teeth

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Summer Hat at the Shelburne Museum

I used to wear this hat.

Martin did not find it so flattering on me, so I bought myself another.

It looks Magnificent on Iris.

 

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Akiva does not have a hat that fits him.

Or clothing that fits him.

Every pair of shoes is not round enough, and his hair is too big.

 

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I don’t think I’ve been photographing my children enough.

 

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Or, maybe I’ve been photographing them plenty but not looking at them enough.

 

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I’ve been off, absorbed in my own little world of tiny dolls.

 

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They are so wonderfully sweet together.

So amazingly wonderfully sweet.

I’m so lucky!!!

 

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