The Tragic Optimist

Category Archives: rock hammer for scale

Rock hammer growth chart

After seeing all of her rock hammer for scale pictures – particularly the recent ones where Zoe endangers herself and others by attempting to wield the hammer – my mom decided to make up a growth chart that lets you measure height in units of rock hammers. At risk of making a bad pun, it …

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so how is Zoe, anyway?

Zoe’s doing well, she’s made the transition to the toddler room, and while she still has some hesitation in the mornings, it’s getting better and she’s always in a grand mood when we pick her up. She still doesn’t say much, but she understands a ton. I’ve been experimenting with telling her to do things …

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things and stuff

When I picked Zoe up from daycare yesterday, her teacher said that she seemed a bit under the weather. Given her flushed cheeks, watering eyes, runny nose, and cough, I had to agree. So we got her to bed early, before getting a rock hammer for scale picture for 16 months. Today, we decided to …

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Updates

Zoe went to the ophthalmologist (I got it right on the first try, this time!) on Friday for another check up. She’s kind of a star at the office there. The receptionists all coo over her and greet her excitedly, and the other patients in the waiting room flirt along with her. The ophthalmologist thought …

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15 Months

Saturday was Zoe’s 15 month birthday. I was looking forward to her first rock hammer picture with glasses, but as mentioned in the last post, she doesn’t have them right now. Despite the fact that it is my rock hammer, Zoe has decided it’s hers, and it’s a great toy for lugging around, held precariously …

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14 months!

I’ve been negligent. I never call, I never write. I even have a couple of posts started but I haven’t had time recently to finish anything. But I have pictures. That makes everything better, right? 14 Month photo Zoe’s eye doctor appointment is tomorrow morning. She’s been great with the patch recently, she’ll stand very …

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I rock teh Interwebs

As I play around on the Internet while waiting for Zoe to wake up from her nap, I realized that pictures of Zoe are the first few results when you do a google image search for rock hammer for scale. This pleases me something fierce.

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13 Months

I like the rock hammer pictures too much to give them up yet.

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Zoe’s first birthday (observed)

We celebrated Zoe’s birthday today – and took her monthly photo. Which brings me to my first question – now that Zoe is one year, how often should we take the rock hammer as scale pictures? Still monthly? Quarterly? Yearly? ~~~ No needles or doctors today, just people and cake (from a local grocery store …

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11 Months

The end of summer / beginning of fall is always the busiest time for me at work as we get ready for students to return, so I apologize for not posting nearly as much as I wanted to. It’s been tough getting back into the groove of the academic year after the long summer days …

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