Quips and Quotes Friday

It’s Quips and Quotes Friday!  Here’s hoping you enjoy the following snippets from actual conversations among my family! This week my 7-year old had – in the midst of a temper tantrum – broken something in my house.  This isn’t an unusual occurrence. He gets mad and something gets broken.  It happens a lot.  IContinue reading “Quips and Quotes Friday”

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“Play Dead, Trina!”

Mommy, Mommy!  Why do I keep running in circles? Be quiet, Mary Jane, or I’ll nail your other foot to the floor! I think goofy behavior runs in my family.  When I think back to my nieces and nephews when they were little, I always get a chuckle.  Especially funny was my niece, Katrina. KatrinaContinue reading ““Play Dead, Trina!””

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Happy Sweet Sixteen, Amber!

Sixteen years ago today, at 4:19 PM, I gave birth by caesarean section to my first child.  Today’s blog is dedicated to my beautiful daughter, Amber, who has given me more joy and laughter in her sixteen short years than I’d ever hoped to have in an entire lifetime. What can I say about Amber?Continue reading “Happy Sweet Sixteen, Amber!”

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How to Catch a Leprechaun

I’d like to take a moment to thank Mrs. M, my son’s 1st grade teacher, for making a liar out of me.  Okay, maybe not for making a liar out of me, but for making me embellish the truth even more than I’ve had to up to this point.  It’s bad enough that I’ve fibbedContinue reading “How to Catch a Leprechaun”

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Quips and Quotes Friday

From the Facebook Files If a 9-year old boy says, “I was going to burp but I held it in,” don’t let him sit on your lap! ~ Kelly J-B from her Facebook Wall On the Royal Wedding… Watching any kind of TV with two teenage girls is always an interesting experience, but the RoyalContinue reading “Quips and Quotes Friday”

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Hangin’ onto Patience by a Shoestring

As every parent knows, if you want something done properly, you must be very specific about your expectations.  Kids will do absolutely anything to get out of doing what you want, even if it means doing something completely wrong just to win the battle.  For instance, when I send my 7-year old to take aContinue reading “Hangin’ onto Patience by a Shoestring”

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Selective Memory

One of the best parts about being from a large family is having nieces and nephews.  I absolutely love being an aunt, and I always have.  In fact, because there’s such an age gap between myself and my older siblings, my oldest niece is only three years younger than I.  Now, I will admit thatContinue reading “Selective Memory”

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Friday’s Quips and Quotes

It’s Friday, and I’d like to introduce a new feature here at Chatty Cathie’s Endless Chatter…Quips and Quotes Friday!  Each Friday I’ll attempt to bring you the actual quips and quotes that people say to me – or that I overhear – throughout the course of a normal day.  So, sit back and relax andContinue reading “Friday’s Quips and Quotes”

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Advice for the Newly Married…What Not to Say

“Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.” ~ Author Unknown Among the many lessons every married couple learns are the following: Never ask a question for which you don’t know the answer. Never askContinue reading “Advice for the Newly Married…What Not to Say”

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