It should be made clear at the outset that The Toddler loves The Baby. The Toddler is very proud of The Baby. She likes to show The Baby to anyone and everyone: 'My sis!' Nonetheless, The Baby is, on occasion, a big disappointment to The Toddler; and here are five and a half reasons why.1. She sits on her bottom when she has been explicitly told, several times: 'Come on, The Baby! Quick, quick!'...more
I saw this Christian Mingle commercial on TV the other night which stated, “There’s someone out there who needs you, whose life you can fulfill and who makes yours complete.”I nearly launched myself off the couch and body slammed the TV to the floor.Like this… except no one was wearing a thong…...more
My exciting new job has me working from home. But school is almost over, and my kids will be home all summer. They're too old for babysitters, so what do I do to keep them away from me for the four hours a day I need to work?
Two things happened today that require me to break up with this country life I've been living:1. There was a gang fight between 2 birds and one was murdered. Or at least that's what I believe led to the carcass outside my front door....more
The other day, as The Toddler carefully (& oh so inexplicably) arranged her tea set in front of the stair gate in the hallway, Silly Mummy called to her from the living room, 'How're you doing, The Toddler?' Her little voice replied, 'I'm okay, thanks, Mummy.' This may be the most grown up thing Silly Mummy has heard her say, and highlights just how far her language has developed in a few short months....more
My kids have just gotten head lice for the second time in their lives. The first time was a few years ago, and I’m still in therapy over that one. This bout of head lice caught me completely by surprise. I thought we’d never get it again. I assumed it was like surviving a plane crash. I mean, what are the odds it would ever happen again?