This morning, as she wrapped her little arms around my head and suffocated me against her hair: “I barely love you, Mommy.”
Running to the door to see her aunt Jill: “Pair of underwear!! It’s Jill-Jill!!!””
This morning at breakfast, for which I made oatmeal-banana pancakes: “Mommy I cannot eat this because it is […]
We got a new car over the weekend. I realize that most of you don’t know this about me, but I don’t care about cars. Like, I couldn’t possibly be more disengaged from this whole situation– all I want is a car that starts when I turn the key, holds all my kids and […]
This morning I was in the shower, and Addie J came swanning into the bathroom in one of her signature outfits: Halloween leggings under size 2T orange print shorts with a purple tshirt and white socks under white sandals. Her mullet, courtesy of her sister, was in fine form. She said to me, “Mommy, can I rule […]
We’ve had the same telemarketers calling us for the past week or so. (Side note: years ago when my brother and I were living together, any time a telemarketer called the house, he would tell them, “Oh, hold on– Julie wanted to talk to you,” and hand me the phone. and I would be […]
I’ve added a few more; click here to start reading about my placenta moving out of the way (1. gross; and 2. I just did a search of the word ‘placenta’ to find that page, and this is not the only entry in which I use the word ‘placenta.’ Just sayin.’) and all about how […]
I ran the Shamrock Shuffle yesterday with a couple of friends. Here are the high points:
1. It was cold.
2. So. Frigging. Cold.
3. But we found someone’s “Free Beer” tag on the ground, so we got an extra free beer!!!
4. This year’s Person With a Crazy Infirmity Who Still Managed To Beat Me: […]
Look how excited Dave is, to be setting up a leprechaun trap once again this year.
So, mainly because I started a foolish tradition back before I considered the sheer drudgery of doing this every year, the kids always make a leprechaun trap and leave it out the night before St. Patrick’s Day. […]
I am currently typing with one hand, because with the other I am busy cradling and consoling Addie J. You see: she stole my chai and then spilled it all over the end table. So, somehow, I need to make her feel better about the whole sequence of events.
Boys and girls, this is […]
There are a lot of things that I never thought I would say as a parent; “Because I said so” probably topping the list. (Although: the day I call myself “Mom the Maid,” I have officially become my mother.) Cam had a slumber party last night for his birthday, so my sister Betsy called […]
So I made this really delicious soup for dinner. Seriously, it was so good; Dave thought it was awesome and I thought it was awesome and it was just yummy. The kids’ opinion, though, wasn’t good.
Here are the girls, just giving their bowls the side-eye:
Yes, that is a Jewel sticker on […]