I have four days to make 3 1/2 handmade Halloween costumes (not ‘cuz I’m a great, crafty Pinteresting genius. ‘Cuz I’m cheap, actually.) We also need a costume for a 4th grade play and some minor props for the school Oral Interpretation Festival. My sister comes the day after tomorrow and the guest bed is […]
I was always touching my kids when they were babies. Picking them up, squeezing their cheeks, pinching their toes, rubbing noses. You just can’t help it with babies. But as the kids get bigger, things change. I don’t really pick most of them up anymore. They don’t need me to do as many things for […]
Ok, technically they’re riding bikes. But I was walking, so it counts.
I’m making a conscious effort to look my kids in the eye when they speak to me. This is harder than it sounds…they’re so short. It takes some doing to get down on their level and look them in the eye. It usually means I have to stop what I’m working on and actually […]
Yesterday, we went hiking, and on a fall color drive through the mountains, and when we got home we all climbed into our jammies, ordered a pizza, and went to bed. And so today we did…nothing. I mean, obviously we did some things. But nothing planned. No outings. No creative stuff together. We did a little of this:
This is going to come as a shock to you, but sometimes? I fight have spirited discussions with my kids. Mostly about things they don’t wanna do…that I want them to do. For a long time, we’d have these “discussions” about homework, until it hit a fever pitch a few years ago. One of my children […]
I know. If we’re going to get technical, fall won’t be here for a few more weeks yet. But anything post-Labor Day feels fall-ish and since it’s my favorite season, I’m getting started on it a little early. Said the lady who starts playing Christmas music as soon as the kids get home from trick-or-treating. […]
Well, we’re getting back into the groove of school and activities and stuff now. My last baby (who will tell you she is NOT a baby, she is “free years old” and a big girl) is headed to preschool this week and then I will have six whole hours a week with no children at home. […]
The kids are back to school today, which is, I guess, the first sign that summer is ending. Sigh. I always get to this point and realize we haven’t done half the things I’d planned and we stayed home more than I thought and probably everyone spent too much time in front of a screen…does […]
I had a birthday last week. The last one I get before I turn 40. I’m not a big resolution-maker. Or a bucket-list-maker. Actually, I haaaaaate the term “bucket list.” So morbid. And a summer bucket list? Who plans to kick the bucket at the end of the summer? Awful.