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
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.
This exact time four years ago, we were loading them up in the pouring rain. I was shaking. I was so scared. I had no business trying to keep two tiny humans alive. I knew that I loved them and I would try my very best but I had my doubts. I still have doubts. … More Tiny little burritos
The boys are in their 4th full week of camp. We had a rocky start. Lots of tears, begging, and separation anxiety. They cried too. I have a few reflections on school camp. 1. Other moms scare me. I just don’t know how one handles a preschooler and an infant. Just when I thought my … More Reflections
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
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.