It can only get better. It can only get better. It can only get better. 5:15: "Mom! I'm cold. There's not room for me in the bed. I'm coming in," says dear son. 5:16: Roll over and realize daughter is also in bed and sleeping. When did she climb in? Roll over and pretend to … Continue reading This Day.
There are days. Then there are days. With the beautiful spring days comes more sunlight, longer daylight hours, and a ton of squirrelly energy from the kids. On the second to last day of preschool, I was looking forward to chatting with the other moms after picking up our children and letting them get some … Continue reading Wine at Nine. Or Whine.
I suppose that's a tad dramatic, but - well, I'll just get right into it. Wednesday morning we wake up and the kids are just having a morning. One of those mornings. Everything is a struggle. "I don't wanna brush my teeth!" "I don't wanna go to school!" "I don't wanna eat!" "I don't wanna! … Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(s)
The countdowns have begun in my head: "Only 1 more gallon of milk until he gets home." "Last 2 episodes of Deadliest Catch until we can watch them together." "The next grocery run, I'll be stocking the fridge with his favorites." "The next time I mop the floor, will be the last time I mop … Continue reading Reason #472 Why I Am Over this Deployment.
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….)
Lately I've had some interesting encounters while parenting in public. Let me rephrase that: Since my children were born I've had crazy encounters while out and about. Most recently on a really crappy day, I was rudely told in a grocery store to teach my child to count apples somewhere else because I was "in … Continue reading Parenting Encounters
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