Category Archives: CJ Sez

CJ Travel (B)log: The Wait at the Gate

Friday, February 7th 2020 I love when my kids journal during a trip. At the risk of jinxing it, this one was spontaneous and unprompted (by me). . One day -even this day- I may pay dearly for posting this. … Continue reading

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At Rise: Thanks for the Grub Bub

Sunday, January 26th 2020   AT RISE:  The Oberhauser Four are gathered around another beautiful supper by DaddyLove. ClaraJane:  [Munching away.]  Thank you Daddy for this wonderful food. DLove:  You’re welcome. Mom:  Thanks for saying so, Honey. ClaraJane:  PFFFFTTT.  [Big, … Continue reading

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Look Daddy I Can Write Cursive

Friday, January 17th 2019 8!year-old, third grade ClataJane. . Bestdaddyever Look daddy I can write your name in cursive: Paul. I can write mama to: Jenny. Gavin. Ta da! love, ClaraJane . Oh my heart, child. Love you infinity amount, … Continue reading

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The ClaraJane Smolder

December 30th 2019   Woe unto ye who dare gaze upon it! 2019-12-30 The ClaraJane Smolder [0:31]:  .   ♣

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My Daughter’s Painted Face

For the ages. 💕 December 2019 < Mary’s 5th BDP

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CJ Fish Bowl Feed Me Montage

Monday, December 16th 2019   Today’s after-school absurdist break is brought to you by our historic heirloom family fishbowl, and by the mind (+ butt) of ClaraJane, who wants you to know she does not in fact need you to … Continue reading

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CJ Sez: Things I Never Said in 3rd Grade

Monday, October 21st 2019 1) CJ:   Mom? Well, right, I never said that.  But I digress.   2) CJ:  Mom?  Me:  Hmm? CJ:  Did you know that some scientists hypothesize that black holes lead to another universe? Me:  Wow, well … Continue reading

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