My kids' first field trip was yesterday, and I volunteered to drive and chaperone! Yay Super Mom! Normally for such a first, I would have gotten out of bed a touch earlier, had a hearty breakfast with the kids - similar to this: Instead of the turkey, perhaps a bowl of oats and bananas or … Continue reading Field Trip
Today's prompt: Show us "inside". We may have new understanding in the way he sees the world, but nothing for him has changed. Life goes on....and so do their inside jokes!
As a little girl, around 4 or 5, I remember how a 20 minute drive to see my best friend felt like an eternity. I remember sitting in the back of her parents' station wagon or the back of my own folks' car making up all kinds of pretend. Things like driving the car backwards, … Continue reading Driving
This time last year, we were gearing up for what we thought was to be a 6-month deployment. Those in the military know, sometimes the plans get changed. Six months turned into a whole year deal with a 6-week "home port visit" over the holidays. What a difference a year makes. Here is some of … Continue reading Victorious Not Nauseous
My mother is really going to love this. I can hear her laughing right now. When I was 4-years-old I somehow got ahold of a red marker and decided to bestow my world with red art. Everywhere. I was kicking butt and taking names with my alphabet skills and wrote all over walls, books, even … Continue reading My Mother’s Favorite Post (AKA What Goes Around Comes Around)
Church services are not designed with little kids in mind. Nor are they designed with the parents of littles in mind. Yes, they have Sunday school and nurseries and cry rooms, but I'm talking about the timing. Services typically start from 9:30-10:30, then by the time it's over, kids are collected, we buckle up and … Continue reading Is It Over Yet? (Eric, you can come home now….)
Days like today just beat me up. Quick Recap: Kids woke up at 5am - Hannah with a "nice" diaper gift. (Should have been my first clue!) Poop before coffee = never good. While shopping at the grocery, was rudely informed that I was in the way and that I should "teach my daughter to … Continue reading A Crap Day Brightened
My Day After this day, I think I'm just done The novelty worn off: me-0, deployment - 1. The kids were crazy, stuck inside this rainy wet day While making lunch, nearly chopped half my finger away! "Stop teasing your sister!" "Leave your brother alone!" Even I can't stand the sound of my going on … Continue reading This Actually Happened. Today.
I am the worst sick person ever. Truly. It's been 5 days and 14 hours since I woke up with this crud and I just want it over. (Yes, I am whining once again about my FWPs.) Since I have imposed a do-not-share-the-germ-love edict that keeps us home-bound, we are all climbing the walls. The … Continue reading Sick day: Things To Do
Whoever said two's were "terrible" were liars! I'd take two's back any day. Terrible 3's is more like it. (Okay - call it "Terrific 3's" if we're gonna be all PC about it.) In our house, it's beginning again. We have a 2 1/2 year old and she's got the full on 3's. Bring on … Continue reading Oh No! Here We Go Again…