Author Archives: jennyvogan

About jennyvogan

Author of "Stephen's Mom," a blog documenting the funny, crazy life of raising four boys while keeping my day job as an ultrasound tech.

Red-haired Racism

I was shopping at Michael’s, the twins roaming a nearby aisle.  I heard a woman’s voice: “Are you looking for your mommy?”  She asked.  “I know where she is!  Follow me!” Will and Reid appeared at the end of the … Continue reading

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Been played

“Time to make your lunch and wipe the table,” I told Adrian. His little eyes welled with tears and he looked at the floor, twisting his fingers. “I….I….I’m too tired to do my chores,” he said quietly.  He glanced up … Continue reading

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The Stories we tell

I have loved novels since I read my first chapter book, The Phantom Tollbooth, at age 7.  I was hooked.  I read constantly, so much my mom actually took my book away one day to make me go do something … Continue reading

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Anyone but you, Mom

Adrian happily swam across the deep end of the pool. Not after I asked him to, no.  NO.  Definitely not that.  When I asked him to let go of the side and swim 10 feet, all I got was screaming … Continue reading

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Mystery solved!

I was sitting in the lobby at church with Will while my mom took Reid to the bathroom.  A woman walking by stopped suddenly and asked, “Does he have a twin brother?” “Yes,” I said. “Oooh!”  She said, laughing and … Continue reading

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Reid and the snake

As I was in my bathroom getting ready for the day, I heard Will shrieking from the basement: “REEEEEIIIIID!”  He bellowed.  “REID REID REID REID REEEEEEEEIIIID REID REID REID REID….” Reid appeared, looking smug. “I think Will wants you,” I … Continue reading

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Wagon Riding

If you would like to see something misused, abused, and broken as quickly as possible, give it to young boys.  They will take care of it. My mom got the boys a wagon, a cute little green one with plastic … Continue reading

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