My little boys love helping me clean. At least before age 5, they do. Someday their wives will thank me for that! At our house, clearing the table, sweeping up crumbs, cleaning the fish tank, scrubbing bathrooms, and other chores are a family affair, and usually nobody gets left behind. I’m not saying everyone has… Read More Where is pointer?
We had a snow day today–which, in VA, is a bit of a novelty. My youngest, almost four, was cracking me up talking about it. “Um … I think it was just a flurry, Mom,” my little scoundrel said knowingly as we walked out the door this morning. He was right. It was really only… Read More Mini Meteorologists
The other day, while helping me with the dishes, my 3-year-old announced: “Hey mom! Look, my finger is taking a shower!” It’s the little things. In the midst of all the rush, the “efficiency” of multitasking (which actually means we never really focus on one thing at a time), the bustle, the noise, the beeps… Read More Dishes, Digital, and Withdrawal
Recently, we’ve had a family project assembling our 72-hour kits or ‘bug-out bags.’ One morning, after a shopping trip, I had left all the ’emergency’ food bagged in the kitchen. Liam, age 3, became particularly interested in that fun-looking food (not what we usually eat) and wanted to know what it was all was about…… Read More Emergency!
Camden (age 7): Mom, I have a serious problem. Me: What’s up, buddy? C: The girl who gave me this cat wants it back. M: Uh-oh C: Yeah, and I told her, “It’s been like … a year!” And she’s mad that I put a ‘C’ on the tag. (He shows me how he labeled… Read More Want to trade?
What’s the word of the day? How about a few? Here are some of the latest words and definitions according to my boys, Liam (age 3) and Camden (age 7). Love those little rascals. They are so stinkin’ funny. ghost broccoli (n.) -that vegetable that looks like broccoli, except it’s white Camden: “Mom,… Read More Vocabulary lessons
I am potty-training my youngest, Liam. Fun times. I think it’s a blessing and a curse that they make diapers so comfy nowadays. I swear it takes ten times longer to get our kids to wear ‘big boy/big girl pants’ because they figure, “What’s the point?” Anyway … So recently, Liam has been telling my… Read More Mama goes to China
M: Camden, you are welcome to come out of your room as soon as it’s clean. You have a couple hours until your friend gets here. If you want to be able to play in your bedroom, then you need to clean it up before he comes. C: It’s too big of a mess. Can’t… Read More Stubborn-ness begets creativity
This past week, Christian and I had some spare time to play around with my just-turned-three-year-old, Liam. He chose his elaborate plastic tool bench, complete with noisy battery-operated power tools, as he often does. My husband is a carpenter by trade, so this is always fun for the boys on many levels. We pounded, drilled,… Read More Mr. Fix-it