Cain and Abel Paint the House

Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don't have the top for.  ~Jerry SeinfeldWhen you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, coffee helps. Then the kids wake up and you need a Higher Power and a sense of humor to get you though the day.After they socked each other … Continue reading Cain and Abel Paint the House

Where I Forget What I Was Talking About

I just painted my fingernails "Disco Ball" sparkle. For as long as I can remember, I've been a sucker for the sparkle-shiny things in life.Sometimes though, all the glitter and bang catches up with you. Thankfully, I stocked up on peace and quiet this weekend, perhaps a part of me knew I'd be drawn to … Continue reading Where I Forget What I Was Talking About

When A Costume Fights A Condition

There are the overwhelming days. The days where you wonder how you're going to make it to nap time, and then nap time comes, but the nappers are on strike. Then, after fake nap time you remember to do three things when you really should have done eight. The days where you have to call the Doctor, the … Continue reading When A Costume Fights A Condition

Today I Sweat, I Waffle, I Think About How Much I Love the Word ‘Waffle’

What is Summer?Meditative babiesHide-outs made of CedarParties at the park...and swimming pool fever!Happy Summer! It's 100 degrees over here. Send help. Or ice cream. What's your favorite part of Summer? It's so hard for me to choose...I'm leaning towards Air Conditioning right now, but I waffle between that and BBQs with homemade ice cream...and bubbles. … Continue reading Today I Sweat, I Waffle, I Think About How Much I Love the Word ‘Waffle’

Orange Juice And Other Painful Matters

It's how the orange feels when it's being pressed against the juicer.I am a small person, with a thin skin, and I don't like to be pressed. But is there any other way to make orange juice besides squeezing the orange?I avoid the hospital, for various reasons. The gowns, the smells, the medication, the monitors, … Continue reading Orange Juice And Other Painful Matters

Thanksgiving In May: It’s How I Roll

This Monday I give thanks for fresh strawberries straight from the patchand the little boys who eat them.For an overabundance (no such thing) of snapdragonsand the momma who grew them.For little babies who are growing up fastbut still know how to snuggle and suck their thumb.And for the Grandpa's who hold them.It's been a whirling … Continue reading Thanksgiving In May: It’s How I Roll

Cuteness Times Infinity Divided By Sentimental Feelings

Once I had a baby, and he had baby curls. I thought they were permanent, and I gave him a haircut. The curls fell to the floor, and my heart sunk, and if that sounds dramatic you haven't had a little boy with baby curls that you cut in a first born moment of milestone … Continue reading Cuteness Times Infinity Divided By Sentimental Feelings