We went in the forbidden pink aisles.
I managed to snag the family car and escape, with both boys, to Target. We wandered the aisles with a strict list and stopped only to ooh and aah over every Christmas Tree. We sang carols and walked through the toy aisles. When I asked my boys what toy they wanted, my eldest piped in with “Barbie.”
This wasn't his first request. Since I was by myself, I didn't question it. My spouse is okay with them having “girl” toys, but he likes to redirect them to the Hot Wheels; it is a cost savings measure.
Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months-- or even years-- after they first receive them. I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time. ...more
When I first lived alone, I was mildly afraid of the dark. I would hate investigating weird noises by myself and refused to leave the perceived safety of my bed in the middle of the night.As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a Lego....more
If you’re looking for a color coordinated wall of bins, or a toy bin label printable, you've come to the wrong place. I buy my bins at Walmart, and I don’t actually know what a printable is or why we would call it that. Isn't anything on your computer screen technically printable? Anyway…...more
I'm not sure how my girls don't feel like they are drowning each time they enter their bedrooms. There are toys everywhere!! I know that most kids' rooms aren't clean, and I don't really expect them to be as tidy as the rest of the house. But I'm not joking when I tell you that last year, my youngest daughter hid an Easter egg in her room (a real one) and we didn't find it until 3 months later, resting in a corner underneath about 10 stuffed animals. Anyway, the closets are probably the worst. They are stacked with toys upon toys upon toys....more
I love a good steamy love scene on TV. Reading about BDSM in 50 shades of gray is enough to make me salivate. I sometimes think about making a "naughty" movie of myself for my lover. I must have about three sexy pieces of lingerie that I secretly bought (and didn’t tell anyone about) over the years. So what’s stopping me from letting loose?I’m old....more
And why would we need to keep all that s***, taking up valuable space?My husband had that look. I know I better have a very good explanation ready, to ease his punctual and organized mind. I'm not a hoarder, but in my husband's eyes, I will quickly become one if he'd let me. Maybe he's even right about that.Anyway, the *** he's referring to is a series of up til now, 7 big powdered toddler-milk tins. Number 8 will soon be added to the collection. They are, indeed, big. And noisy. But, I keep them for a reason. For a number of reasons actually....more
“Hey Live!”I turned around to see Aaron was back and standing there in all smiles in his self glory of knowing he still had a small part of my heart. If only he knew he had the softest, weakest and pointy part of the heart. Aaron started peeking through and buying items, between his fun, only to see Maz multiple visits. I had to tell the sisters about him too.“Hell! Don’t stop them. Take all of their money.”Like I said two hours of Maz and Aaron trying to see what the other was up too....more
Oh LEGO. You’ve gone and done it again.In April 2012 representatives from your company met with SPARK. After that meeting I had such hope that there would be change in your approach to toy design. Admittedly, I let things slide. I got busy and stopped paying attention for a while so I didn't know where things stood. Then today I saw this:...more
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