I love little kids and the unique way they have of taking everything quite literally. If you say “the sky is falling,” you can be sure that some child will duck for cover. If you say “it’s raining cats and dogs,” some child somewhere will start to cry. Their whole world is very literal. This … Continue reading Will the Real Superman Please Fly Forward?
Some days I wish I could step back in time by about 35 years…back to when I was only 7 or 8 and the world made perfect sense. Or, I assume the world made perfect sense. It seems to make perfect sense to my almost 8 year old son. Just this morning Braden informed me … Continue reading The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (3rd Edition)
Dear Friends: It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. I’ve not died or become MIA; I’ve just been super busy with way too much on my plate and not enough time to sit down and think about what I want to write. Things will get easier once school begins and I send … Continue reading Just Taking a Bit of a Globbing Break
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: There are days when I wish I could crawl inside my son’s brain just to see where and how he comes up with some of the things that come out of his mouth. At 7, his brain is always working. Getting him to bed at … Continue reading To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!
I have discovered why some animals eat their young. I didn’t just discover it. To be honest, I’ve known it for a while. If you have children – especially if they’re past that cute toddler stage when their whole worlds revolve around you – then you know what I mean. Some days you almost wish … Continue reading Why Some Animals Eat Their Young
Mr. Moneybucks At 7 years old, Braden has more money than he knows how to handle. He has no real concept of money, so I’ve confiscated most of it from him and placed it in a safe place so that it’s there when he’s ready to use it. And, while he has no concept of … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012
One of my favorite things about little kids is how their interpretations of the world around them are so much different than ours as adults. My daughter, Amber, is now 16; but,when she was little, she came up with some real doozies. It’s not difficult to imagine my surprise and distress when she came home … Continue reading Learning to French Kiss
It’s Quips and Quotes Friday, and I’m late! So sorry! I thought I might be able to get by with skipping it today, but the hounds are at my door howling and wanting to know why there’s no blog. Ack! And these were people who assured me that they’d never seen my blog! All I … Continue reading Quips and Quotes – Friday, May 18, 2012
One of the lessons I’ve tried my hardest to instill in my kids is the importance of learning to laugh at yourself. If I’ve said it once, I’m sure I’ve said it a thousand times: “If you can’t learn to laugh at yourself, then you’ll be the only one not laughing while the rest of … Continue reading Teaching Mom to Laugh at Herself
Here we are again…FRIDAY! For this week’s Quips and Quotes, I’d like to bring you the conversations that took place in my house in the days following my daughter’s completion of Driver’s Ed and those leading up to her 16th Birthday. Enjoy! Always Listen to Mommy! As some of you know, I have a 16 … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – May 11, 2012