I have achieved a phase in my life during which I cannot have an adult conversation in my own home without being interrupted by a small person who feels that whatever they have to say or request is much more important than the conversation I am currently having.
These interruptions typically consist of a long-winded explanation of a recent television commercial for a must-have product (“Have you ever heard of moon sand?”), a veiled attempt to pressure me into purchasing said product (“I think YOU would really like moon sand, Mom”), a random fact about a Guinness world record involving something disgusting (“Did you know the longest fingernails ever were three feet long?”) or a loud request for assistance in the bathroom (“CAN YOU HELP ME WIPE!?”). READ MORE
Every parent looks forward to when their children go to bed and there’s “peace and quiet” restored to the house.
This morning, I was abruptly woken at 5 a.m. by the sound of…..silence. Complete and deafening silence. No sound machines playing, no electrical whirs, no video monitors showing sleeping kids. Just complete darkness and silence.
As it turns out, our entire neighborhood lost power, but in those first few seconds of total silence, there was panic. Panic that something was wrong or one of the kids had done something (this would not be a first time that one of my kids has pulled something in the middle of the night). READ MORE
I’m sort-of-maybe-sometimes organized. I keep a scribbled mess of “to-dos” next to me during the day – updating it as morning turns to afternoon and my brain becomes less foggy from sleep. (FYI – 11. a.m. is the best time to talk to me.) My “to-do” list is yardstick by which I measure the success of my day. READ MORE
As my dear readers know, I had a birthday this week. Normally I love my birthday because it’s an excuse to eat cookie cake without people passing judgment on me (or at least if they do, they keep it to themselves).
When I was a kid I anxiously counted down the weeks until my dig day, knowing I would finally be a year older and closer to being an adult. READ MORE
If “Dirty Dancing” taught us anything, it’s that we’re supposed to dance like no one is watching, and this guy has nailed that lesson. Not only is he obviously gifted in early-childhood Swayze-ness, but according to his mom, he’s only seen the movie “10-12 times.”
We’ll admit to being jaded by lots of YouTube dancing kids, but this video is the one thing we cannot get enough of. READ MORE