Eli (at 26 months) has used the potty three days in a row, and the Mama, PhD manuscript (at 363 pages) is in the mail to the publisher. These milestones seem all the more appropriately linked, to me, as Eli’s words for “pee,” “penis,” and “computer” are one and the same: “pee-pee.”

Dr. Freud would have a field day with this, I know.

I’m just happy we’re moving forward, and trust that by this time next year, Eli will be looking sharp in his big boy underwear and Mama, PhD will be looking beautiful in a hard cover.


  1. Lilian says:

    Well, congrats for both!

  2. Libby says:

    Oh, congrats on all the milestones, whether they’re related or not!

  3. elrena says:

    Congratulations from me, too!! 🙂 And a big hurray for Eli, especially. I love his triumvirate of “pee-pee.”

  4. isis says:

    Congratulations on sending off the manuscript! It is going to be a fabulously interesting book…way to go!

  5. Don’t you just love when the universe all comes together like that?

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Yay Mama Pee-H-D!

    — Jennifer