For Christmas we decided four gifts, like last year: something you want, something you need, something to play with and something to read. Finances are such that Keith and I are foregoing gifts and stockings, but we want Little Man to have a nice Christmas. In theory, and in discussions, this four gift thing is… Continue reading but *I* want…
This is me being real. Just fair warning. I had to log off of Facebook last night and have Keith change my password. I am currently unaware of what my password is, and the only warning I gave was to my group of adoptive mom friends. I left them a message, because they are the… Continue reading Facebook: I Just Can’t…
Our neighbors fight. A lot. I know this because I can hear them (especially when they fight in their detached garage, or on their driveway between our homes). I also know this because she posts everything to Facebook. Frequently when I peruse Facebook in the mornings, I get to read a lengthy post about their… Continue reading Contribution
Dear Parents/Grandparents/Guardians at the Mall Playground, I have enjoyed my recent foray into mall walking. Three mornings a week Little Man and I meet our friends and quickly put in three miles. The incentive for my son to behave in his stroller is a trip to the mall playground when we are finished walking. He… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Parents at the Mall Playground
Last year I wrote a few posts about my desire to have a perfect Christmas (and the requisite honest follow up). Obviously, that did not come to fruition, because nothing in this life is perfect. I scaled back my expectations (for myself) this year. Interestingly, there have been a number of blogs out there discussing… Continue reading Christmas This Year
Although, mamas don’t get sick days. However, I have spent the better part of the past two days curled up under blankets allowing Little Man to watch as much Veggie Tales as both of us can stand. It started Monday afternoon when the kid came down with a 102* fever after nap. Things just went… Continue reading Random Sick Day Ramblings
We knew it was coming. The Phase. The Phase where Little Man prefers one parent over the other. I didn’t know it would be 24/7 Extreme Clinginess Edition. The last two nights, Keith has started to put LM to bed and he screams, “mommy rock you…mommy rock you!” over and over again. (Little Man screams…not… Continue reading Mommy Rock You!!!