At one point on our drive, I turned off “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” My sweet little six year old shouted from the backseat, “But mom, what happened to Dumbledore’s hand?” Say what?! She was listening to the story this entire time?! Sold. Audiobooks all day! Or at least on road trips. This post […]
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You know a question I’m not a fan of? “Can you please text my friend and ask her if she can come over?” When texting first came out, it was the fast way to communicate. But texting today seems like such a chore to me, especially when I have to text my daughter’s parent’s friends […]
My girl was four years old, and it was her first spring season of soccer. She had been watching her older sister play for a year, and so she was excited to now show off her own skills on the sports field. But When We Arrived… At least she said she was excited, but when […]
I have these kids completely figured out, and then a few days later they do something that throws me completely off. I, of course, suspect it’s because I don’t spend enough time with my children. It’s because I don’t talk to them enough. It’s because I work full-time out of the home. Of course. But […]
What’s with these kids hating coats so much? I remember wrestling my tiny crying baby into her a snowsuit in preparation of the cold outdoors. Those little arms went into the arms holes only to pop right back out again. She’s too young to understand that this coat will keep her warm, I thought. If […]
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were talking with my cousin and his wife. It came up that my cousin wanted to hike to the Everest base camp. My reaction to this consisted of multiple high pitched, “what?!” and my drawing out the word cr-A-zy into three syllables. I was surprised when […]
I don’t have to follow this unspoken rule of this Get a Gift, Give a Gift. It’s the sole reason why I don’t like gift giving. It feels forced and unauthentic. Last year, I decided to break the unspoken rule on a test run. It was marvelous.
My youngest daughter recently started kindergarten. She has been a rock star with the transition. I have a fourth grader who has been in charge of packing her own lunch for a few years now, so I was excited to pack a lunch and snacks again. Snacks Are Fun! I love packing lunches and snacks […]
I don’t want my negative experiences with people in my life to strongly impact my daughters’ opinions of those same people.
I really don’t like playing with the superhero dolls. It’s simply not fun for me. There’s no direction in the play. What, exactly, are these superheroes doing? What’s the end goal here? None. There is no end goal.