I was in Costco today, the land of giant portions and a high population density. I had TJ with me and he quickly figured out how to wiggle out of the shopping cart seatbelt. And he was quite smug about that. So all you moms and dads know what comes next. I get to carry […]
I know it was 100 degrees in the shade and I was on top of a ladder in the garage, but I was by myself.
So, I made some homemade salsa and gave it *quite* a kick. Josh (4.5) walks by and tastes it and declares that it needs more salt (he was right). He puts a lot of it in a bowl, throws some peanuts in there and proceeds to eat it with a spoon. I don’t even know […]
I feel like there needs to be a Jeopardy for parents. Five categories: Things kids destroy Mischief kids create Emergency room visits Parents’ grey hairs The art of swearing in your head Here’s the best part: there are five answers that could be right question to any one of the potential category answers: What is […]
OK, back story. So, it had been a long time since either Dave or I had rigged a rod and reel. And I hadn’t had much experience with spinning reels. But we found little telescoping spinning reels for a reasonable price at the sporting goods store. It came with the basics. We were going to […]
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This morning the boys were digging through my wallet: Josh: “Mom, what’s this?” Me: “Oh, that? That’s my Costco card.” Josh: “Your picture looks funny!” Me: “It does?” Him: “Why are you making that face?” Me: *narrows eyes* “What face?” Him: “You’re making a funny face!” Me: “What? I’m not making a funny face- that’s […]
You all know my stance on Costco. Hate the crowds, love the stuff. I might be the only mom in the world who likes Costco more when I take the kids. Gives me something else to focus on. Feed them samples. Case and point: We were about to check out and we pass the fresh […]
As it gets closer to bedtime, I find myself using one and two-word phrases: “You.” “Come here.” “Brush Teeth.” “NOW” Like some verbally-deficient coyote who just needs to get the kids in bed so she can go kill some chickens. And by killing chickens, I mean fold laundry. Or eat ice cream.