Puzzling Perceptions

 At two years old, my babies have perception confusion.  This makes sense.  When we Skype with my mother or with their uncle, for instance, they want to give them things, hug them, kiss them and touch them.  They see the image of a real person on the screen, therefore, that person is here.  This, logically, extends to regular phone conversations.  When I'm talking to my mom on the phone, and they can hear her but not see her, they run to the door and demand that she come in.  They can hear her, so obviously she must be here....more

...and the fact that you are open enough to learn such lessons from your children bodes well for ...more

Family Visit Anxiety

Are the carpets clean enough?  Does that candle smell fresh enough?  Why is the kitchen dirty again? I swear I just cleaned it.  Is that table sticky?  I just washed it.  I need to wash the countertops, and the cabinets, and the floor, and I never noticed the splashes of sauce in the microwave.  Should I clean out the fridge?  What are the chances she'll go into the fridge?  Fairly large, I'd say.  I'd better at least wipe it down....more

The Phone Call

My eight year old son got his first phone call from a girl. I'm beginning to  get the feeling that my mother in law and I might be more alike than I believe...Yikes!   www.belleofthecarnival.wordpress.com...more

A Mother’s Day Tribute

Sunday is Mother’s Day. This Mother’s Day 2010,  I am a Blogger for the first time, which means I can profess my love for my mom TO THE WORLD! Mama I love you. You have been my best friend for the past 35 years. In fact, I will show you now for the first time, in honor of Mother’s Day, my tribute to you and dad in my upcoming book:...more

Marshmellow brownies

Are in order today. Will bake some later using a cheat kit bought from the shop. Have my medical on Monday with the follow up on Wednesday... in other news my MIL is diving me potty....more

How Often Do YOU Have Sex?

Well ladies, I feel like we haven’t covered sex in a while, so we’re well overdue! Last night after proudly watching my son’s hockey practice, I went to dinner with my baby group girlfriends. It’s very nice; the same group of 8 girls I started a baby group with six years ago, I still dine with on a monthly basis. I always come home with a few good laughs for my hubby. Really....more
Ya know...It doesn't surprise me that single people have less sex...Think about it...They have ...more

The “In-Laws” Conversation

Ladies, I just had to address the subject of in laws for all my girlfriends in Montreal. The stories, the laughs, the tears, it’s all very… well… amusing. I can’t tell you how many of my friends love to vent about their in laws! ...more

The Gift Grinches

It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags! And he puzzled three hours, ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more! – How the Grinch Stole Christmas Every family has at least one gift grinch, a holiday humbugger who seems to spoil the glory of giving. In my family, we have two different kinds of the breed – one a young cheapskate and the other older and impossible to please. ...more