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Concord, California, United States
I am a sometimes-writer, everyday mama, creative failure and experimental cook. I am interested in living a beautiful life, spending time with my family and making things that I can feel proud of. When I'm by myself I'm usually outside. Don't bother calling because chances are that I didn't bring my cell phone because I couldn't find it. If you see me walking, it's because I lost my keys and if you see me with only one child... I'm probably in big trouble.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The thing about Lila

photo-110Even though Lila is completely normal in the respect of having typical 5 year old meltdowns and tantrums, she has got to be the happiest person in the world. Nothing brings her down. Her little spirit is so free and flighty. For me, she's such a joy to be around.

This morning she said, "Mama, let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who didn't like herself. And she said, 'mama. I don't like myself at all.' And her mama said, 'HAHAHAHHAHHAHAAHHA... what do you mean you don't like yourself? You're perfect. You're a bright light in the dark bedroom."

So, I hugged little Lila very tight and and squeezed her very hard and kissed her all over her little pumpkin head and said, "Hold on. Stay just like that. Let me take your picture of you for my blog."

To all the children out there with Mommy bloggers: Being adorable will lead to photos (no matter what you're doing, where you are, who you are with or how inappropriate it is to take them.)


  1. She seriously is, Erika. Lila is like a huge raft when I am drowning. She's just pure joy.

  2. Awwwww... I can't wait for that day too. I always marvel at how close we are. It seems like non-issue that I've never met you in real life. You're so important to me.