Anyone think there should be a holiday celebrating the end of a holiday? I believe most of mankind would benefit from a mandatory resting period beginning no later than the evening of December 25th, after the kids have been strapped down into bed, their bodies having begun withdrawal from 48 hours of sugar-induced hyperactivity. As […]
Mixed Media Messages
Okay. Those of you readers who have not been around young(ish) kids for quite some time will most likely not understand this post. I apologize in advance. But I feel it is my obligation to make what I consider a ‘public service announcement’. During my stint as a stay-at-home mom I have observed many things […]
The Golden Rule…or something like it.
Sometimes, I absolutely amaze myself. Just whenI think I might possibly be getting most things right in this parenting business I realize I couldn’t be any more wrong. I try so hard at being a parent with forethought…a parent who not only considers the current consequences of both my ownand my children’s actions but also […]
Just a Guy in a Suit
It’s been a long winter around here. Although our grounds have yet to (and probably will never)be christened with snow we’ve definitely felt the effects of dark days and rainy nights. For the most part we’ve been homebound and coming up with new ways to play Chutes ‘n Ladders. Have you ever played this game? […]
A Boy and His First Love
When I gave birth to my little guy I knew he would be a “binkie” baby. How did I know this? Because,I have absolutely no problem with a little bit of ‘forced’ attachment. From the get-go, I stuck that plug in Jack’s mouth at the first sign of trouble. He’d barely manage to squeak out […]
I made an interesting discovery a few days ago. I detected a weakness, saw a challenge and then experienced a moment of resigned understanding. Allow me to explain… This weekend I sat chatting with some other first-grade moms during Avery’s basketball game (by the way, still waiting for a basket…at her current rate of skillbuilding […]
My Prayers Have Finally Been Answered
Shhh. Can you hear that? Yep, you got it. It’s the angels singing, rejoicing a true miracle hereon Earth.And if you listen real closely you’ll hear a whimsical tinkling, porcelain music to my soul. The sound of my son not peeing his pants. Hallelujah! I feel like this moment has been a long time coming. […]
Happy Birthday Angel!
Wow. Today my little missy turns 7 years old. It’s bittersweet and excitement all wrapped up into one sweet little birthday package. I recognize that Avery is only one day older than she was yesterday buttoday feels very different. You always hear the cliche, “I swear it was just yesterday that…” Honestly, I wouldn’t necessarily […]
I had an interesting thing happen today which caused my baser instinct to come roaring through my otherwise gentile personality. Ahem. What? My daughter, Avery, is in the first grade and attends public school. Every morning I pick out her clothes because if her daily ensemble were up to her she’d probably wear her ripped […]