Family

This Day.

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.

Family

Wine at Nine. Or Whine.

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.

Family

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(s)

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)

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Reason #472 Why I Am Over this Deployment.

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.

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Is It Over Yet? (Eric, you can come home now….)

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….)

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Parenting Encounters

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

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A Crap Day Brightened

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

Family · Writing

This Actually Happened. Today.

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.

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The Days When It All Works…

I love the days when it all just works. You lay out a plan, you execute the plan, and the kidlets cooperate. Sunday was one of those days for us. We had a birthday party to go to, and despite it being and hour and half drive each way, I decided to just go. It… Continue reading The Days When It All Works…

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Oh No! Here We Go Again…

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…