huck and molly

I didn’t realize babies come with hats. You guys crack me up. You don’t have jobs, you can’t walk or speak the language, you don’t have a dollar in your pockets, but you’ve got yourself a hat so everything’s fine. I don’t want to alarm you or anything but… I’m Dad.

And for you, son – for you this will be the last time I pass the buck, but I think it should be clear from the get go that it was Mom who named you Huckleberry. I guess she was feeling like life doesn’t present enough challenges to overcome on its own. And honey, you’ve got a name now too. Your mom and I named you after an incredibly brave… uh, an incredibly brave woman; really not all that much older than you. Your name is Molly. Huck and Molly.

So, what do I do? Well, you’re going to need food and clothes and doctors and dentists, and there’s that. And, should you have any questions along the way…

This isn’t going to mean anything to you, but Leo was right. Leo was right.


It’s Friday afternoon, I have a French test in about two hours, and I would like to take a nap instead of continue studying. Instead, I reminded myself that babies come with hats. Happy Friday, all!

When The Wolf Comes Home: a Huck & Molly fanmix

01. Up the Wolves - The Mountain Goats
our mother has been absent
ever since we founded Rome
but there’s gonna be a party when the wolf comes home

02. After All - Dar Williams
Sometimes the truth is like a second chance
I am the daughter of a great romance
And they are the children of the war

03. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard - Simon & Garfunkel*
In a couple of days they come to take me away 
But the press let the story leak 
And when the radical priest come to get me relased 
Well we was all on the cover of newsweek 

04. My Sister - Juliana Hatfield Three
She’s got a wall around her nobody can climb.
She lets her ladder down for those who really shine.
I tried to scale it, but to me she’s blind.

05. Apartment Story - The National
Tired and wired, we ruin too easy
Sleep in our clothes and wait for winter to leave
But I’ll be with you behind the couch when they come
On a different day just like this one

*I know this is about… other things. But a plain reading of the lyrics makes it fit pretty well.