As the mom of boys, there are just times when I just shake my head. There are times when I know I should investigate a situation fully, but I really just don’t know that I want the answers. It was time for Grant’s JiuJitsu class and he was getting dressed and ready to go. Normally […]
4th grade campaign promises.
I don’t know about other states, but in California schools the 4th grade is spent covering state history and state government. Each child has a turn as the classroom Secretary, the Controller, the Lieutenant Governor and then as the big cheese: the Governor. It is done alphabetically so that each child has a turn to serve in each […]
Who said that chivalry was dead…?
This morning I took Grant to school. I was running a smidge behind (looking for my keys, grabbing my coffee, etc) and I sent him out to the car ahead of me. I went out and discovered this: The driver’s door was wide open and Grant was sitting, buckled up in the back seat and […]
Teachers drink wine too…
You know I like wine… and wine cork crafts, right? Grant made me a wine cork craft for Christmas. It’s this sweet little “bulletin board” of wine corks, glued onto a ruler. He also made me a “To-Do” list of what he thought would be a day of bliss for me: #1 Wrap presents; #2 […]
How to dress for strangers…? (Not.)
Poor Conner got his wisdom teeth out today. As we were leaving to get in the car, I noticed he was wearing shorts and two different socks. Me: “Conner! You need to run back in the house and change your socks!” Conner: “You said to dress comfortably, and I didn’t have two that matched. This […]
No more sugary drinks… (I don’t care how convenient their location might be.)
When we go camping or on a road trip, I treat it as the special occasion that it is and I buy drinks and snacks that I would not normally buy. I am not a sugary drink/soda kind of mom. One of the drinks we had on our last camping trip were these SoBe Orange-Carrot […]
That would be a cool band name!
As a family, we are always saying/hearing/reading funny combos of words and we exclaim: “That would be a cool band name!!” It’s kind of a running joke in our family. Some of my favorites have been: Splatter Cat (I know, ew, right?) Taco Over-Load and Mental Mohawk. I have a new favorite: Brass Knuckles for Christ I hosted […]
What do volcanoes and bologna have in common? Why, Grant, of course.
Scene: The dining room. My good friend Dave is visiting. He is Grant’s Godfather and in that role, he is subjected to endless stories, games and all around squirrely-ness. After one long winded story about the Lego ship he built, Grant said the ship crashed into a volcano. Dave: “Crashed into a volcano? Bummer. OK, […]
I’m going to start letting Grant pick out my shoes.
This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. Scene: I am working on the computer. Grant is in the next room watching TV. I cannot see him or the TV, but I can hear everything. I hear the word Shoedazzle, whatever that is. I assume that it’s like the Bedazzler, but specifically for shoes. […]
Evil, talking socks.
Scene: Getting ready for our annual camping trip and we’ve been charging the batteries for the walkie-talkies. Grant had a dental check-up a few hours before and had chosen plastic vampire teeth from the dentist’s “goodie box” as a reward for being a good patient not squirming too much. I noticed a lone sock sitting on […]
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