The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 26 January 2004]


Andrea got some shades this weekend, and of course looks absolutely adorable wearing them.Andrea with shades

Her language development has jumped significantly over the last few days. It’s amazing how development plateaus for a while, and then bang there’s a quantum leap. She puts together short sentences now, like “I did it,” “I sit down,” and “I go to Harvard.”

Okay, I made up the last one.

Since she doesn’t know the word for sunglasses, she made up her own. They’re “no eyes,” which when you think about it makes perfect sense…

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