Becoming a Domestic Goddess (Part Two)

Those of you who read my blog on Friday, Becoming a Domestic Goddess (Part One),  know that my number one goal as a new wife was to meet and exceed the expectations of not only my husband, but society in general.  After the baked potato/knife debacle, things did get better.  I bought a gazillion cookbooksContinue reading “Becoming a Domestic Goddess (Part Two)”

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Becoming a Domestic Goddess (Part One)

A Note to the Reader:  As with all of my blogs, the following story is completely true.  While it embarrasses me to admit it, this story is completely unexaggerated or enhanced.  Seriously, folks…I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried! As a 22 year old bride, I had in my mind certain things IContinue reading “Becoming a Domestic Goddess (Part One)”

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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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Laugh and the world laughs with you…

“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they will never cease to be amused.” ~ Author Unknown I have two children born to me by birth and several more born to me out of love.  That sounds a little strange, but what I mean is that those kids closest to my own childrenContinue reading “Laugh and the world laughs with you…”

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Just Five Minutes of Privacy, Please…

As any mom knows, moments of privacy are few and far between.  For most moms, there’s just no such thing as being able to go to the bathroom by yourself, or take a relaxing shower without interruption.  Mom is always needed most urgently when she’s taking that “me time.” In my case, I’d love toContinue reading “Just Five Minutes of Privacy, Please…”

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What goes around comes around…

What goes around comes around…

I always get such a kick out of practical jokes played on my kids, and there’s nothing better than when you can actually catch it on tape!

A couple of summers ago, my husband used to play jokes on my daughter.  She might be doing dishes and looking out the window above the sink and my husband would pop up in out of nowhere in front of the windows to surprise her.  It was always funny and always gave us a giggle to watch her reaction.  One day, she thought she’d get him back.

On this particular day, my husband was in the basement of our house in the room we call the “Man Cave.” My children thought it’d be funny to tap on the window from the outside, and then run away and hide.  They did this several times until my husband finally decided to give them a reaction.

I had seen the kids tapping on the outside window and knew retribution was coming, but it wasn’t until I saw him husband filling a bucket of water in the kitchen sink that I realized what was to come.

“Nooooo,” said to Troy.  “You wouldn’t!”

“Yes,” he said with an evil grin.

“Oh my gosh!  Okay.  Wait!  Let me get the video camera!” I said and then ran for the camera.  The rest is history and you can see the results in the video link above.  Let’s just assume they won’t try that again!

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Teenagers: What not to say to win that battle against Mom!

I love kids – all kids.  I’ve been know to post the bizarre daily antics of my children on Facebook, but I have to say that we all have funny kids if we’d just take a step back from their sometimes irritating behavior and realize that some of what they’re doing is actually pretty dangedContinue reading “Teenagers: What not to say to win that battle against Mom!”

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