I want to renegotiate my laundry contract. Now. Doing laundry for boys is tough work. It smells bad and there are often unmentionable stains and things that need stain remover. (Lots and lots of stain remover.) Doing laundry for boys is usually unappreciated. It requires follow-up to ensure that the folded clothes laid out on […]
I wish I could just fall asleep in any ‘ole place, in any ‘ole position, no matter what is happening around me…
We had an awesome trip! I’m not sure if it’s exactly what the WoJos had expected, but our trip was sure enhanced by them being there. My good friend Dave (Grant’s godfather) came along as well. I think it was his first camping trip… it was definitely his first over-night in a tent. My parents […]
We’re such good neighbors! Any one of you would be darn lucky to live near us!Thursday night: We come home from camping and begin unloading perishables from the trailer with banging noises, dropping things, boys too loud and parents loudly whispering “ssshhh!”Friday: More unloading of the trailer, our washer and dryer running 24/7, sapping the […]
I just picked Mitchell up from soccer camp. He has been on vacation with his mother and we haven’t seen him for almost 2 weeks. He seems older and taller, and has come back to us with his New Trendy Word of the Moment: psyched. If I wanted to use this word in a sentence, […]
The boys had a video game mission. Knowing what could happen, I still took all four boys shopping. Cocktail hour will be arriving earlier than usual today. Devin: Gave up on his dream of saving for his own personal XBox 360 and wanted to spend $40 of his allowance (NOW!!!) on a game for his […]
Last week Rich and I were watching the Today show. Mitch was at the breakfast table. One of the news headlines was that Cyd Charisse had just passed away. Mitch: Who’s Cyd Charisse? Me: She was an old time actress who did a bit of everything – acting, singing, dancing… but a long time ago. […]
Devin (14), Grant (2), Conner (9) and Mitchell (8) taking a break during a heated game of croquet this summer.