Points to Ponder:

When kids are standing in the bathroom, and they realize they’re about to throw up, why do they then immediately run to a room that is carpeted and throw up on the floor?  Does it have anything to do with the reason a 14-year-old dog lying on the kitchen floor will suddenly jump up […]

    Favorite Things for Wednesday….

    ~Addie J’s lisp, and the way she asked me tonight if, tomorrow, we could “Thtay home and chill out.”

    ~The fact that Cameron thinks we somehow can’t hear him playing games on his Zune after we send him to bed. 

    ~The fact that, some night soon, I’m going to sneak upstairs and catch him in the […]

      Are You There, God? It’s Me, Julie…..

      This is an artist's rendition of what happens at my house during a game of Memory. I may or may not be represented by Beavis.

      …I’ve got just a couple of things here for you:

      1. Thanks for making me aware of that diner on State Street today.  I had no idea there […]


        This evening, I told the kids all about fingerstaches.   This is the result:

        Please note that Addie J's fingerstache was actually on her left hand. Also, that shirt is way too small.

        Dad update: once his blood pressure rises above the insane 80/41 it was today, he gets to come home.  So if you […]

          Here are the reasons I am a terrible mom:

          "Get your ass back to that piano!! An A-minus is not an A!!!"

          ~According to Cam, I am a terrible mom because I don’t let him stay up until 10pm on a school night.

          Also, I make him do his hair instead of going to school with bedhead.

          Also, sometimes I call him […]


            This looks hilariously similar to Dave when he's mad.

            This morning, Dave and I successfully convinced Cameron and Gabby that Dave used to be a pirate.  Strangely, it wasn’t even that hard.  It came up when Cam asked Dave if his ear was pierced, and Dave replied, “Yeah, back when I was a pirate […]

              Cam the Entrepreneur

              Cam and his friends have launched a business.  They operate during recess every day at school, and as clearly as I can tell, the business serves the entertainment market: they set up targets at which people can throw things, and then give away prizes to the top scorers.   

              Up to this point, I can see my […]

                My Children vs. Socially Appropriate Statements: the Epic Battle

                You do not even know what I went through to find this image. Imagine what you get when you search the Internet for "Power Balls."

                I am all too familiar with scenarios wherein my kids say something dreadfully inappropriate in front of me.  (Example: the time Cameron, as a toddler, stood up in […]

                  Hits and Misses

                  Cam has basically said these things to me every ten minutes since Christmas.

                  Today, two days after Christmas, I can see some early front-runners in the game of “Which Gifts Are the Biggest Hit?”  Here are my observations so far:

                  1. Pulse Slither Scooter

                  This appeared next to Cameron’s pile on Christmas morning, and it’s […]

                    Food Critics

                    Before we begin, I would like to state for the record that we were having the same dinner that was vehemently rejected last night: roast turkey.  The only difference is that, instead of green beans, we had it with carrot and celery sticks.

                    GABBY: Mom, can I have a little more?

                    JULIE: Sure, sweetie.

                    CAM: […]

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