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 […]
Note to self: do not take 10 year old boys into a lingerie store.
I had a few errands to run this week. One of them was to exchange a bra I had purchased. I thought nothing of bringing my trusty side-kick, Grant, along for the errands. When will I get it through my head that baby’s grown’ up? We had two quick stops in the same shopping […]
The Homework Battle, or “What must the teachers think of us?!”
Grant was out with the flu all last week. (Remember the sad end to his Disneyland weekend?) Well, we’re currently focused on doing all of his make-up work. It makes me crazy that he would rather do his own thing than follow directions. It would be so much easier if he would just bang it […]
How a backpack and a helmet saved our son’s life.
A backpack and a helmet saved our son’s life. Well… we’re pretty confident that God had a hand in it too. Last week our son Mitch was hit and then run over by an SUV on his way home from school. The support and prayers from our friends, family and community has been overwhelming. And […]
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 […]
Words of wisdom for mothers of boys…
A few months ago my friend Sara over at Mom Endeavors had a brand new, beautiful baby boy… He joined his two big brothers over at the Mom Endeavors family. Knowing that I had a bit of experience with boys, Sara asked me to write up a little something about them. I shared this over […]
Sorry, but I have a “no reptiles” policy in place.
Grant’s class is studying the US Postal system… how to address an envelope… where the stamp goes, etc. They are practicing writing letters too. I received the following letter in the mail yesterday: (Just in case you can’t read it… here it is word for word.) Dear Mom, Your the BEST mom ever! You also […]
What’s the secret code for getting out of homework…?
I am soooooo glad it’s the end of the school year! I am tired of fighting The Battle of the Homework. Going through Grant’s papers I found this: The assignment was to look up a word and write the definition. While it would no doubt have helped if he had spelled concert correctly, he appears […]
You just can’t make this stuff up. More of life with Grant.
Scene: Yesterday morning, Grant and I were about to walk out the door to head for school. We notice it is drizzling and a bit chilly. Me: “Grant, run and grab your jacket, it’s kind of cold.” Grant: “I’ll be OK Mom.” Me: “It’s wet. Grab your jacket.” Grant: “I can’t….” Me: “What do you […]
Parenting in public? I’m OK with that.
Before anyone gets all up in arms and wants to call CPS on me, let me explain. In recent headlines there have been two instances of parents who publicly “humiliated” their kids on Facebook for being disrespectful and bratty. One man took his revolver, unloaded several bullets into her laptop and posted the video on […]
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