Tag: family

the princess rehabilitation project

So, the small one is nigh on three-and-a-half, and while this translates to all manner of amazingness from early reading to self-dressing, it also happens to translate to an all-consuming obsession with princesses. It started innocently enough. Last year, one of her best friends introduced her to the concept of 公主頭髮 (gong zhu tou fa), or “princess hair.”  Gong zhu… Read more →

tea for two

Each year on our children’s birthdays, my husband and I compose letters to mark the passing of another milestone. We plan to share these with our children when they’re grown. Below is the letter I wrote to my daughter last week, the day before she turned two, followed by some images from a very DIY tea party we threw in… Read more →

raw edge

My parents recently visited to celebrate my son’s fourth birthday, and upon arrival, my mother unloaded bags and bags of sundries. There were the requisite colorfully wrapped additions to Mt. Birthday — a geological phenomenon accruing mass in our living room — along with such items as travel packs of tissue, travel shaving kits, travel hairbrushes, large sheets of nori,… Read more →