Wednesday, April 27, 2005


The Duckling has started her evolution from Cave Baby to Speaking Homo Sapien Baby. Sadly, somewhere in this transformation she somehow has come to believe that she is from Massachusetts.

I can hear her naming the objects from her car seat as we pass them on the road, “Caah, caah, caah…” she says triumphantly…each and every time a “caah” passes. It’s uncanny how much she sounds like a Bostonian.

What is a mother to do? I suppose we can forever hang up the hopes of hearing our dear daughters calling out, “I’m fixin’ to do it now!” as we ask about homework or “Are all ya’ll going to the park today?” when they encounter their friends on the sidewalk.