joys of boys

Is he being lazy or sweet?

Squiggy came home first today. ChatterBox is usually home first, but has gym today so won’t be home until 6. I need laundry tokens in order to do laundry. That means shlepping down to the…

Oh kids! They do make you laugh!!

I had to go and apply for new Medicare cards for the kids, because somehow I managed to lose them when I took one of the kids to the doc on Friday. Argh! Oldest kid…

WWYD?

We want to foster good traits in our kids, right? And encourage them to help around the house? And we praise them when they do, right? So when your kid volunteers to wash the dishes,…

Kids are too smart these days!

Last night I served chicken and rice for dinner. My kids are all partial to the dark meat, and if given a choice between a thigh and a drumstick they would go for the drumstick….

Conversation over a grocery cart

I have four sons. Four healthy sons, praise the good Lord. Four healthy sons that can eat, and eat well. I also eat well although never as much as my hollow legged offspring. My kids…

Enjoy your food

Enjoy your food. What a concept! Food should be tasted before being swallowed. One inhales fragrances and such, not food. Savour it, taste it, enjoy the textures on your tongue before swallowing. Sigh. What the heck…

Culinary exploits in the royal kitchen

Last night my eldest son, Prince Lenny, cooked dinner. He lobbied for the prerogative earlier in the week, and I gave up control of my kitchen for an hour. He was so confident of his…

Feeling Small

I remember holding him minutes after he was born. He was so tiny, except for his head. (Oy that head!!) He was scrawny and mad, having been pulled kicking and screaming into this world not…

Because I am the Mommy

Mom : it’s time to go to bed, sweetie. Boy : but I don’t want to. Mom: yes but it’s time. Let’s go. Boy (whining) : but it’s not fair….. Mom: I know, sunshine, but…

Is that what marijuana smells like, Ma?

We ate dinner, me and my 5 sons (yes tonight, I have an extra son, “Blessing” is over) and decided that after cleaning up we would go to the park. But then the oldest 3…