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Christmas Card 2016

Monday, January 9th, 2017

2016 was quite a year for changes for the kids: they both began attending a new school, they both began a weekly extra-curricular, and they both discovered Pokémon Go. Well, we pretty quickly knew what should be the theme of this year’s card: Rauschémon Go! Catch us all to learn what’s new in 2016.

View our 2016 Christmas Card here.

Christmas Card 2015

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

2015 was a year of growth for our family, both physical and emotional, and it was also a year for movies. The kids have both reached an age of cognition and bladder control that makes attending the cinema a fun family experience. They love movies, so it only made sense that we play upon the design and ideas of one of our favorite films from this year: Inside Out.

View our 2015 Christmas Card here.

Christmas Card 2014

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

It’s Christmas, 2013. The Miles Rausch Family suffers a grave tragedy when a novelty ornament is found missing from their Christmas tree. Later, it’s discovered smashed and shattered in a far corner of the room. Parents put Ainsley, the family’s two year old, in timeout for the crime. She says she’s innocent — though she can’t exactly be understood. But someone can, her older brother, Ian. The trouble is, his story doesn’t add up.

This is the story of Familial, our Serial podcast parody and holiday gift to you.

Visit our 2014 Christmas Card and click “Download” to listen.

If you aren’t sure what the Serial podcast is, you really should check it out. So good, you guys.

xkcd: Feathers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

xkcd: Feathers.

I’ve totally had this thought.

Laugh until you cry

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Last night was Miles’s night to put Ian to bed. (We switch nights because it’s too cumbersome for one person to be in charge of bedtime every night, and he and I do bedtime differently — which I think is good for Ian.) He was in the bathroom after Ian’s snack, so we went upstairs–past the bathroom door–to Ian’s room to read and wait.

When we got in his room, he cheerfully said what sounded like “Daddy fart do it”. I wanted to laugh but didn’t and was immediately internally upset that somehow he has learned that word — one that we don’t typically use ourselves. Over the next several minutes, long after Miles had joined us, he kept saying it occasionally. He frequently repeats phrases over and over (and over and over) until we acknowledge that he’s said it or that what he’s observing is correct. I, of course, was ignoring it because I didn’t want to encourage use of the word by acknowledging he was saying it–which would require me to say it. So he kept repeating it.

And I kept cursing daycare because he must have learned it there.

He brushed his teeth while Miles was taking care of some of the dirty diapers from daycare. Then he flushed the toilet, and Ian immediately giggled and said “Daddy fart do it!” After a couple more times, we realized he was saying “Daddy flush toilet.” And then I couldn’t control my laughter. Because I was so sure that daycare must have been where he learned it –and I even was blaming the annoying girl so I had someone to blame (it’s so absurd to think about it now still). I laughed until I cried and I couldn’t make it stop. (This is a trait that runs through my mom and sister as well.)

Then, all of the sudden, Ian’s face turned red and his cheeks were scrunched up and he burst into tears. Huge. Big. Crocodile tears.

photo taken by Miles: http://instagram.com/p/MZglHcsbaV/

Then I couldn’t stop laughing/crying at this. But then I heard him say “Mommy sad” and the laughter part of my laughing/crying went away. I think we share the empathy superpower. He was crying because I was ‘crying’ and then I couldn’t stop crying because he was crying about me ‘crying’.

We could’ve continued this crying cycle for a long time, if we hadn’t gotten the subject changed to talking about his day at daycare. *phew*