Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cinnamon, Sugar, and Glitter.

The kids convinced me to by “sparkly goldfish snacks” in my post-holiday, mid-vacation exhaustion. I’m pretty sure I’m feeding them glitter.

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Marriage. It’s all about The Compromise.

Dave has requested that I not put my book on his pillow as I fall asleep at night, which leads to him coming to bed and putting his face into a book. I don’t know. This means I’ll have to … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best gift is no gift at all…

Just left Home Goods where I got Dave the best present of all: NO pillows. NO lamps. I’ve been known to have a problem in this area. Merry Christmas, Baby!

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A 4 y.o. Tells It Like It Is

This does not bode well for Dave. Wrapping presents with JJ… JJ, “Is this for you?” Me,”No, it’s for Daddy.” JJ, “Then why’s it look like it’s for you?” Me, “Well..” JJ, “Mommy, that’s YOUR color.” (I did have a … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of the Pre-Christmas Mom

Random thoughts from shopping: 1.It’s hard to shop for JJ when I know everything’s going to become a sword. 2.I’m proud of myself for not beeping or gesturing at any of the looney drivers out there (pat on the back?) … Continue reading

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“Vacation” (note quotes)

As a dear, wise friend of mine says, let’s be clear that school vacation needs quotes around the word “vacation.” Day 2 with the little fella.

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For those who recommend a tub to calm the child…

I heard a big commotion coming from the bathroom and thought Dave was giving JJ a bath. About 5 minutes later, I realized it was that JJ had locked himself in the bathroom. I think that gives you a clue … Continue reading

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Home Court Disadvantage?

Dave has NO voice. I can’t bend or lift or scamper after kids. I yell at them from the couch. He silently chases them and tries to mime them into doing what they’re supposed to. It’s not going so well.

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A Vacation Home? I’ll take it!

After having back surgery and trying to recover while my 4 y.o screams his head off and tries to drive all of our helpers away, I think I might have a solution. Well, for me at least, not for him. … Continue reading

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Santa gets love. Mama gets verklempt.

I took Mia’s letter to Santa out of our mailbox and read it. 

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