The set up: Watching Animal Planet and a dog was nursing her puppies. Alex: Why are they in her belly? Ben: They are cold. Obviously. Me: They are eating. Alex: They are eating their mommy??? Ben: No they are cold. Obviously. Me: They aren’t eating her, they are drinking her milk. Alex: What? No they … More Conversations with 4 year olds
tips for being a mediocre parent the day after. … More Hungover Parenting
I folded 7 loads of laundry yesterday. I painstakingly folded and made beautiful piles of clean clothes…on my couch. Yesterday. As I stare at the piles now on my couch, I am saddened slightly. They are no longer beautifully folded into neat columns of clean clothes. They have been rummaged through for clean underwear and … More The art of being home.
Halloween. Halloween is a kid’s favorite night of the year. It is the only night of the year that they can and will get belly aches because of all the candy they were allowed to eat. Aside from Christmas, I can’t think of a better night of the year. It’s filled with excitement, a little fear … More Alex and mighty food allergy
Since I quit my job in August I haven’t once regretted the decision. Not once. My children are happier (I think) and I am doing what I love, and my husband no longer has to do the dishes or the laundry and he gets to sleep in most days. With all that said, My God, … More
Eleven years tomorrow I have been married to the only man that has always supported me, my dreams, and my family. He has been the light in a my dark place and my anchor when I’ve been lost at sea. He keeps the laughter in my life and helps me see the bigger picture. Going … More The year of steel. Eleventh year of marriage.
So there is this. I love this so very much. That’s all I’ve got tonight. Sweet Dreams
As autumn is upon us and the leaves are falling from the trees, I find myself saying the same sentences again and again… You can’t go outside without your pants on. Why they are so against pants I’ll never figure out. No we aren’t bringing all the acorns in the house. Ben has roughly a hundred acorns that … More Pants on, Pants off.
Overheard conversations~ Alex: Hey brother wanna tickle my butt Ben: Yeah, yeah, but will you smack mine? Alex: Brother, you have toothpaste on your eye. Ben: Where? Alex: on your eye. Ben: oh. I put it there Ben: Alex? Alex? ALEX! Alex: what? I am a kitty right now and my name is kitten. Ben: … More A Day In The Life
Dinner in 11 steps. Step 1. Catch kid. Sit him at the table. Look closely at kid realize he’s covered in dirt. Make him wash his hands. Spend the next ten minutes yelling about soap, water, and cursing under your breath. Step 2. Sit kid back down. Kid realizes there are vegetables on his plate. … More JUST EAT THE PEAS.