Moments in Bad Parenting

Yes, this weekend I had yet another moment in bad parenting. It wasn’t my first. Sadly, despite best efforts, it likely won’t be my last. I know I’m not alone. We’ve all had our moments. Mine started when my children were babes – I had such a hard time getting them to sleep at night. [Read On]

All I Said Was “Pie Hole”

Boo has THE best laugh. The BEST. It’s infectious, too. Really, truly infectious. Always has been. When he was in preschool, his teacher used to tell me that they loved his laugh, but everyone else would start laughing with him, and they’d lose total control of the class…and then have to turn their backs, so [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday – A Proper Cake

Every year for Pea’s birthday, I typically make a doll cake for her. You may remember the photo from last year’s cake, which, clearly, isn’t going to get me a job at Charm City Cakes or Choccywoccydoodah anytime soon, but it tasted damn good. This year, once again, she requested one….for her friend party, and [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday – What Turns My Stomach

I consider myself to have a fairly strong stomach. I have changed fully blown out diapers that leave poo up my then-baby son’s back and down his legs, with a stench strong enough to strip wallpaper. I have cleaned regurgitated sheep poo off of my lovely sitting room area rug. I have caught vomit in [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday….Please

My husband is in another country on business. My dog is totally nutters at the moment. (Yes, she is a spaniel, so this is expected, but she is more loopy than normal today.) She’s eaten my daughter’s headband, a truck, a football…oh yes, and a rope toy, which she regurgitated – and then brought back [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday: Little Buddha

As I mentioned yesterday, we took my parents into London for a few days sightseeing before they returned to the U.S.   I love museums, and the kids were keen on seeing some mummies, so we went to the British Museum. Of course, none of my previous visits the British museum had been on a Sunday. [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday: a Puppy Tale

So, again, I’ve been delinquent posting. Its not cause I don’t love you. Or because there is nothing interesting going on here. No. We have a puppy. She is cute. She is my shadow. She pees when she sees us. Every morning, when we let her out of her crate, we maneuver her onto a [Read On]

Make me Laugh Monday – the Buzz Cut

Last weekend, the Hubs came home from the barber. With a buzz cut.Not a flat top. Just an all-over buzz.  It makes him look about 15. With a 40-something face. And grey hair. When I posted this picture on Facebook, my Dad commented that he’d drawn mustaches and beards on the picture, and no, that [Read On]

Make Me Laugh Monday – Timing is everything

And THAT, my friends, is the story of my life…. Everything goes exactly according to plan in this house….NOT. Parking ticket? Whoops, forgot about it just in time to be ONE day late for the “pay within 10 days” deadline. Ordering Funfetti cake mix for Pea’s birthday cake? Oh, I have plenty of time…wait…her birthday [Read On]

Make me Laugh Monday – How to tell when bananas go bad

I don’t think anything more can be said!