Hot dog fingers

Hot dog fingers

Tyr was scratching my back on Mother’s Day and Adam wanted a back scratch too, so he told Maeven to go scratch his back…his reaction: “No! She has no fingernails! That’d be like rubbing 5 hot dogs on my back!” Related posts: another hot day My hot husband OMG its HOT!!! Too hot for yard work

Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

Having a discussion about survival of the fittest with Adam and Tyren..I mentioned maybe some deer had longer necks and were able to survive because they could reach more food… Then the conversation evolved into silly speculations, ending in Adam saying: “What if the original inventor of the forklift was really shortnecked deers, and humans stole the invention.” Um, whaaaat? […]

Thoughts on family

I was just doing some thoughts on family while showering. I do a lot of thinking in the shower.  Some families are not close. I know families that spend time together, but don’t necessarily know each other or even really enjoy each other’s company. They might have awkward or toxic relationships or they might just do get togethers because it’s […]

2 min isn’t so long

2 min isn’t so long

I just walked into the bedroom to my husband demonstrating to my 10yr old how 2 min isn’t very long in a very unique way… Timer set on his iPhone, wacking son with pillows, tons of giggles from my son. My husband’s parenting is never a dull moment, I tell ya. Related posts: My hot husband Silly girls NOT I […]

No Chocolate bunny for Dad

Tyr and Adam were arguing about possession of his chocolate bunny (it’s Easter)…Adam was trying to convince him the Easter Bunny left a note saying the chocolate bunny was for his dad…Tyr wasn’t buying it and telling him why…ending with: Tyr: “And ALSO…” (Grabs his bunny and licks it a bunch) “I licked it.” Me: (cracking up) Adam: “Uh, ok, […]

Deja Vu

I’m having an odd sense of deja vu. I’m feeling like I’ve lived this scenario before…But it damn well better be different this time around. And luckily, I am pretty sure it is.So we’re reviving The Learning Village. Remember my homeschool resource center? That failed project of mine from several years ago? Let’s see, it was 2009 to about 2011 […]

Depression sucks

Seriously. I don’t like this feeling. I rarely feel like this, and I imagine it’s brought on by that time of the month, so it should be temporary. But I just do not do well with this icky feeling. I am starting to really get an idea how hard it must be to be someone who deals with these emotions […]

Apparently I’m not a good parent

Maeven was being goofy, pretending to be stuck under Tyr’s mattress on the floor…saying “HEEEEELP….Mom, help!” I was texting a friend and ignoring her temporarily…knowing she wasn’t actually stuck…so Maeven says: “Heeeeelp….Mom, heeeeeeeelp. You’renotaverygoodparent” (as a sort of aside)…then…”Heeeeeeeeelp”.  Lol. Dork. I’m surrounded by dorks. Related posts: my funny little girl emotional wreck Prepare to see defeat! can i just […]

Can’t hear you!

LOL!! My 9yr old just told me “I’m not here, so I can’t hear you!” when I was saying it’s 9 o’clock, time to start getting ready for bed. I said “Oh REALLY?” and he said “Just go with it.” True story. LOL Related posts: BOOK REVIEW: The Family Bed husband on strike orders arrived Bedtime frisbee throwing

Unlecturing

I love that I finally seem to have developed the ability to lecture my 14yr old daughter about life lessons in a way that is goofy and fun, and very UNlecture-y. Just had a long conversation with her about the importance of routine….something I’ve struggled with for YEARS. At least since I became a mom…I was much better about it […]

Funny things on a road trip

Maeven, looking at the hills, covered in dead CA native grasses, sprinkled with little bushy trees: “Everything looks like broccoli!” ———————– This hay truck drove past and Adam said “Hey!!” Took me a sec and I got it and burst into giggles. I’m easily amused. ——————- While talking about the alphabet game, where you look for the letters of the […]

Adam-ism of the day

After I told Adam I wasn’t going to go check to see if the drier was empty for him, that he could do it himself, because I was in the middle of something (He’s ALWAYS trying to get me to do things for him, and feigns hurt or anger when I won’t.)…. “Sometimes when people are being mean to other […]

Gearing up for a good summer!

I’ve been feeling really good lately. Not sure entirely why, except I’ve relaxed about a lot of things. I am doing a more relaxed homeschooling, I’m trying to stay on top of my life responsibilities but at the same time do it in a more relaxed manner (vs running around like a maniac, feeling stressed out all the time), and […]