Don’t ya love it when your kids forget you are friends with them on Facebook….? Being friends with Mama is a requirement in order to get a Facebook account around here. You want privacy…? Get your own apartment.
Why I expect a lot of work out of my kids. (And why I don’t pay them all that much for doing it.)
I have four boys. I want my future daughters-in-law to like me. Therefore, my boys need to be fairly self sufficient and need to know how to clean up after themselves. That requires training. Training is not fun. (But it’s worth it in the long run.) My sons need to grow up to be self-reliant, […]
Conversations about cake…
At our house, if there are cakes or cookies around, this conversation is repeated constantly: Kid: “Mom, can I have some cake (cookie, doughnut, ice cream, pudding….)?” Me: “Have something nutritious first.” This is my general policy on sweets, has been for a while, yet they ask over and over. This morning Conner came in […]
Can you get me an introduction….?
The other night Grant comes into the living room and plops onto the couch. He looks over at me and says, “I want to meet Jesus.” This throws me. In the matter of about 2 seconds, the following questions flash through my head: Is 9:00 on a school night the time to have a conversation about […]
A smart Mama only needs 1 red flag. (Apparently, I need 6….)
Parents, here are a few red flags that your 7 year old is getting into mischief. He is playing in his room quietly He asks if he can play a game on the computer He comes out to ask you when your birthday is He returns to ask when your husband’s birthday is He asks […]
Table manners. It’s what’s for breakfast.
It’s a school morning. I have a cup of coffee and am sitting in the living room, making fun of Meredith Viera’s LACK of interviewing prowess. From the living room I can see into our dining room… You know those heavy earth moving/construction vehicles that have a claw and can grab big scoops of earth […]
To briefly return to the top bunk issue….
Last week, I told you that Grant got in trouble for getting up and playing on the top bunk bed. NOT allowed for the little monkey. (And also, it’s not his bed.) I warned him to stay off of it. Apparently, a warning didn’t do it for him, and he got back up there again…. […]
You know what’s embarrassing….?
You know what’s embarrassing? When you’re home sick and you’re being a couch potato…? Naw! That’s totally understandable. When you’ve blown your nose so many times that your nose is peeling and your upper lip is cracked and you look like a leper….?Naw! You’re sick. That happens. When you’re home sick and you are on […]
The argument for laziness.
Last night we were talking to one of my boys (who shall remain nameless while this is still a Hot Topic Issue in our household). Having just returned from Back To School night, we were asking him about the assignments and grading policies some of his teachers had shared with the parents. One class in […]
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter…. L
Scene: Grant is rambling on about something that someone did and said on the playground. Using the word like out of context has become a big problem around our house. Grant: “And so he was like ‘Hey!’ so then the other guy was like ‘whoa!’ and like, then, like, this guy was doing, like, this […]
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