Lie Number 682: READ MORE
Anyone who has ever read children’s books knows the premise of each story isn’t necessarily realistic. A guy named Jack who finds some magic beans that grow into a stalk that goes high, high into the sky? Really? I have a feeling I know what Jack got into, and although it was something organic, it wasn’t beans. And Jack is stingy and needs a lesson in sharing.
Even if you don’t have kids, I’m sure there’s been sometime in your life that you’ve been forced to babysit someone’s pride and joy. If not, you’re lucky, and misfortune will surely find you at some point. For those of you who have withstood such babysitting torture, you know you were forced to spend endless amounts of time reciting nursery rhymes and fairy tales from musty books, all the while wishing kids understood the meaning of “hangover” and “inside voice.” (Although part of you wanted to know about the places you’ll go. Just admit it.) READ MORE
Damn you, Pinterest. Damn you. You’ve sucked me in and helped to create some craftiness in my life. Unfortunately, I have had many Pinterest fails. My latest one goes something like this: I re-pinned a Melted Crayon Pumpkins onto my Kids Projects board.
Some wonderful, beautiful, probably rich (so I have no way of knowing this, but in my mind, she is) mom of 4 did this activity with her children and it came out perfect. I couldn’t wait to try ours! Seems simple enough. You put a bunch of broken crayons on top of pumpkins and sit them in the sun. Fool proof, but apparently not Ashlen proof. READ MORE
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