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
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.
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.
Strangers say lots of silly things when they see crank and spank. Things like: Double trouble! Better you then me! Sure do have your hands full Are they twins? And my personal favorite as of late… I always wanted twins. Well since you always wanted twins let me break it down for you. Let me … More I always wanted twins!
It’s been an emotional week. Filled with lots of tears, lots of second guessing, and lots of worry. In times like these, children can really put things into perspective. Things said by crank and spank while Charlie (our cat) was dying this week. 1. We can get in a big airplane and visit him in … More For the love of crank and spank
Someone told me having a pet is like selling your soul to the devil. They give this amazing happiness and unconditional love but then the devil comes knocking for them. Some of the hardest moments in my life have been saying goodbye to a furry family member. This time is no different. Saying goodbye has … More Some of the greatest people I know have fur.
The horrible things my children have said today… 1. Mommy stop dancing…and singing. 2. What is that man doing. (It was a woman and she heard him) 3. Mommy I did REALLY, really big poops. Wipe my butt. And sorry I got some on the floor. 4. Please don’t look at me. I don’t like … More Thanks for the memories.