When I Was Young and Full of Grace

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  1. kimber the wolfgrrrl says:

    Love the ‘stache. Honestly, I don’t know why I bother with waxing, when I could just dye it with lime jello and look so fabulous.

  2. Top cat says:

    What a loveable little character.
    I think it’s safe to say the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.:)

  3. furiousBall says:

    Whew, good thing I didn’t change my icon to the picture of me with the same glasses and mustache on, that would have been quite embarrassing.

    Now, for some reason I have Peter Garbiel’s Biko in my head with Dinko substituted in the chorus. And anyone else who reads this will too. You’re welcome.

  4. Franki says:

    furiousB – i hate you.

  5. Franki says:

    P.S. I’m having a party soon. Could Dinko please come? He sounds fun.

  6. Claire says:

    Dinko is my kinda dude. It is wonderful that you are fully engaged with his creative antics. Love and cherish all these times cuz before you know it he’ll be bench pressing you.

  7. Tai says:

    Suddenly I have an alarming vision of a meth lab made with unfettered whimsy.
    Don’t those ones usually blow up?


  8. geewits says:

    Dee Eye In Kay Oh
    And Dinko was his name-O!

  9. AmyTree says:

    God he’s cute. My little brother used to insist on going to nursery school in a white shirt and blue (clip-on) tie. My mom still laughs about how she went to pick him up one day and he had been given a time out (for he, too, was ‘irresponsible’) and there he was, sitting in a huge rocking chair in the corner, 4 years old, solemn in a shirt and tie…

  10. Voyager says:

    What a wonderful celebration of your unique boy. You are both blessed to have each other.

  11. frannie says:

    I have a friend that went through a phase where he would only be called “Elroy” from the Jettson’s. he refused to answer to anything else.

  12. Diana says:

    You are right, there, Mom o’ Dinko. It’s a real puzzler where he could have gotten any of his verve and whimsy and zest from. I hear it skips generations, so you might want to look at some lesser aunts or 5th cousins on Groom’s side.

    You had said a bit ago that you wished Dinko and Sara were best friends. I wish it fervently, as if they were, I could send her over for advanced glue gunning and accessorizing tips for using googly eyes and turquoise faux fur. She gets not such help from me.


  13. lime says:

    may i borrow him for a while? creative 4 year olds are so much more fun than surly adolescents. you can come too and i will take you all to the the crayola factory!

  14. Maddy says:

    Lovely post, lovely family dynamics and so darned busy!

  15. Theresa says:

    Now you just have to come up with a new name for yourself that goes well with Dinko. Dinko, Dinko…let me thinko, what rhymes with Dinko?

  16. Jazz says:

    I love kids that age. They’ve become human (i.e. they can hold a conversation) and aren’t yet blasé about the world.

  17. Wayfarer Scientista says:

    love the hair…and of course, mr. dinko.

  18. Shari says:

    Love the new look. I think I see a new fashion trend. What talent Dinko has.

  19. actonbell says:

    Such a happy family! Congrats on raising such a delightful Dinko:)

  20. jen says:

    you are such a wild and wonderful family, i am consistently inspired by you, sister. you LIVE in this world. good for you.

  21. August says:

    Oh my god, please let me babysit Dinko.

  22. Stepping Over the Junk says:

    I can’t stop giggling! I want to come visit your house! “Hot dog phone” and “camel poop”!

  23. urban-urchin says:

    you had me at breakfast (I am off as soon as I’m done here to scour the cupboards for beef jerky!) but the sewing machine? I am a loyal Dinkoite for life!

  24. Hammer says:

    Those days were fun when I was that age and when my kids were as well.

    Those are the best times.

  25. Jamie says:

    And I thought I was the only one who ate beef jerky, pickles, and/or croutons for breakfast. Hail, Dinko!

  26. Lisa says:

    I really could use some of his mojo and sewing skills…and some of your writing skills. You have tickled me to pieces today! I love that I have found your blog.

  27. cathy says:

    Goodness, I’m exhausted. I just can’t keep up with you guys!

    Excuse me while I wake my docile little plasteline animal zoo lover. I must tell her that tuna and gherkins is a normal breakfast afterall. LOL!

  28. August says:

    Hey, Joc

    I was going to tag you to take the questionnaire challenge from my blog, but now I’m thinking I’d like to ask Dinko instead!

    Can’t get enough of your cuckoo world. I don’t know how many people I’ve read your posts to.

    So happy to have found you, thanks to Ms. Puss.

  29. Glamourpuss says:

    You can never have enough whimsy. And ‘Dinko’ is fine – at least it’s not ‘Barbara’, then you’d have a whole lot of other things to worry about.


  30. velvet says:

    That Dinko is awesome! I love boy energy. And he’s a real keeper.

    And I’ll have to agree about the apple and the tree thing. Your whole little household is incredibly unique and wonderful. 😉

  31. Mother of Invention says:

    Sounds like such a neat kid with a ken imagination. he will never be bored and have to rely on you to suggest activities. Very refreshing in this day where the toys themselves do all the playing for them!

  32. Princess Pointful says:

    The unicycle makes a lot more sense in this context.

    I miss childhood, when multitasking was a thing of joy.

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