We do a lot of activities for our extrovert, Sophie, which means our introvert, Luc, sometimes gets dragged around to aikido or horseback riding or playdates when he would rather stay home. To balance things out, we have regular Luc Choose Days. Often on Luc Choose Day, he says, “Stay home,” and we play legos [...]
Having the right costume is the difference between trudging through one’s day, and silly, zany, fun. Boring, every day, regular events can take on a mythic feel when the proper costume is employed. Even a funny hat can help. I’m really serious about this. Right now, think of something you do every [...]
I was waiting for Luc to put on his shoes this morning, something he really wanted to do himself, which is fine, but it can take a while and we were running late. I was counting my deep breaths and fighting the urge to just do it for him, which he would hate, when finally, [...]
Sophie was drawing an huge, scary, creature-looking thing last night and I asked her who it was.
“This guy is the meanest guy in the whole world. His name is Peacock Stink-poot! He has the stinkiest poots in the whole universe! When he poots, they can smell it all the way in China! [...]
Here we see Cheetah Girl and Lion Boy devour the carcasses of several lollipops.
Lion Boy, rubbing his lollipop all over his lips and chin, announced, “I’m making it red because my face is covered with BLOOD!”
What is it about a tiny child being ferocious that is so…cute?
Don’t tell [...]
The kids are jaw-droppingly able to have fun anywhere, anyhow, anytime. Case in point: the grocery store yesterday. I mean, woohoo Harris Teeter, right? Um, no. Not usually. Although I have heard that the Harris Teeter can be quite the pick-up spot for singles on Friday nights, I tend to equate grocery shopping with running [...]
Last night, after much flopping, and adjusting, and pulling of covers, Sophie and I finally settled down to sleep. Ahhhhh….
And just as I’m relaxing into a half hour snooze with her (I usually get back after she’s dropped off) Sophie’s little voice comes out of the dark saying, “Mommy, can I have drink of [...]
It’s been raining and raining and we’ve all been inside, a lot, maybe too much. So, yesterday afternoon, the kids were fighting and I was crabby and let’s just say none of us were being very kind. My answer to these situations is usually the same, a Monty Python, And now for something…completely different.
Luc, 3, riding in the grocery cart the other day, thoughtfully said, “You know, Mommy. Everyone has boogies.” Which is true, but might not be obvious in the boogie-intolerant culture we live in.
Sophie, 5, was watching an episode of Spiderman yesterday, a chase scene, Spiderman flinging himself and a blond babe through the city, [...]
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