my week in objects (mostly).

August 21, 2020

1. this napkin.

{and putting the “special” things into regular rotation.}

2. this tape measure.

{for being my trusty companion.}

3. these plans.

{for being in the works.}

4. this direct-to-metal primer.

{because some things just need to be painted.}

5. this hat.

{for protecting the tiniest head.}

other things:

we gave that all up, often without noticing. and now we have to live with that, until we make it right again.

one measly minute.

america has tackled a child care crisis before.

i’m only one human being.

when i was a grom.

a litany for survival.

a family looks back.

i wanted to wrap us up in wholesome signifiers of normal childhood.

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  • Reply julie August 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Erin! The link to “i’m only one human being.” isn’t working.

  • Reply Lauren August 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Could you share where you got your notebook? Sending you a calm move.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm

      It’s from Appointed!

  • Reply Christine August 23, 2020 at 7:51 am

    What a beautiful story about what is really important in life, on the “Romper” page, about signifiers of a normal childhood. I don’t have children but that didn’t prevent me from enjoying it! Well written and evocative.

  • Reply Holly August 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    What is embroidered on the napkin?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 23, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      I often think of them as peaches, but I think they’re really little blossoms!

  • Reply Lindsay September 6, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t know if you removed the label on your measuring tape, but as a long time reader I assume you did and I just want to say, I’m here for it!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      i mean, of course i did!

  • Reply Jocelyn September 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I love that little hat <3

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