After 10 years of marriage, I’ve discovered that Dave and I speak very different chocolate chip cookie love languages. I like more flour and less “spread,” and he likes less flour and more spread. Pray for us.
For whatever inexplicable reason, TJ decides that putting on his diaper and PJs is not on his agenda tonight. Sorry kid: Diaper because you just ain’t potty-trained yet and PJs cuz you’ll be cold in the night. Commence an almost 30 minute fit with me wrestling him to the ground like an angry hissing little […]
So, we’re all sitting down to dinner. Eating a *delicious* carrot soup I made. Sammy looks up at me: Sam: “Mom, DO NOT put this in my lunch tomorrow.” Crap. He’s on to me.
Josh on our family timetable: “Mom, you’re going to be a grandmother before dad will be a grandfather.” Me: “Why’s that?” Josh: “Well, dad is getting older, but you’re getting older faster than he is.” Me: …………….. Me: “Are you saying that I look older than dad??????” Him: “Yes.” Me: “Son, do you know your […]
So, TJ’s being generally naughty and throwing lids (to containers) down into the family room. *I sigh with my head in my hands because I’m so tired of the crazy whirlwind nonsense* Me: “TJ, you gonna clean up all of that stuff?” Him: “Of course.” OF COURSE???? HE’S 2.5. I have a sass-mouth toddler for […]
*Earlier the boys and I were talking about the future* Sam: “Mom, one day, Josh is going to grow up and he might go to college.” Me: “Yep, and you will too. And maybe college one day.” *Sammy gets up & leaves, mind is blown. Alone with Josh.* Me: “And Josh, you’ll grow up and […]
Sam: “Hey mom– we cleaned up all the legos!” Me: “That’s great, Sam– I heard Josh cleaned up most of them.” Josh: “MOST of them? I cleaned up ALL of them.” Good try, Sam, good try. Maybe next time, but probably not.
Deep thoughts by Boy Mom: Do I stop them keep running around the house like a herd of elephants (because I grit my teeth it’s so annoying, not to mention probably not great manners), or do i let them keep going and think, “Yesssss….. keep going. Keep going and you’ll pass out at bedtime.” The […]
…When your four-year-old yells “I LOVE YOU MOM!” in front of his Tae-kwon-do class as you leave. Yep. I might be able to do this gig another day…
He was alone for three minutes. Dave was on the throne & I was deep in conversation with the older two. Three minutes was all it took. I heard running back and forth across the tile in our bathroom. The door to the bathroom creaked open. “MOOOMMMM!!!! GET UP HERE!!!,” I heard Dave bellow. “Crap.,” […]