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I imagine you've all noticed the absence of the newsletter over the past few months so let me apologize. As many of you know, we had another baby back in February. Suddenly we found ourselves with three kids: our oldest daughter Neva who is 4 1/2, Milo, our 2-year-old son and Willa who is now 4 months.
I had once been told that the transition from having 2 kids to having 3 is usually not as challenging as having the first or even second child. Right. There was a time that we believed our apartment was really spacious too and that turned out not to be true either.
In our little world my wife Kathleen and I are outnumbered. Neva is as independent, outgoing and dramatic as ever and Milo has developed his own strong-willed personality. And Willa spends her day eating, pooping, burping, sleeping and she's started to roll over. Every space has two toys to fill it, every TV show has dissenting views on whether to watch it or not, every plate has something on it that someone won't eat.
On the floor in the hallway there's laundry in the basket that needs to be folded or washed, no one quite remembers, and there's a pail on the balcony that once was full of garden snails but most of them have escaped. Countless craft projects, drawings and paintings covering the dining-room table spill onto the floor below and packages of new diapers, in three sizes, are pilled on the couch in my office.
And before we know it, the day has escaped and the assembly-line routine of bedtime is behind us. It's just Kathleen and me and the quiet. All there is left to do is everything else.
Some Important Changes
1. For the foreseeable future the newsletter will be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2. Starting next week, you can play the Quotables Quiz where you can win prizes with each issue of the ContestHound.com newsletter.