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Don’t Touch My Cake!

I have been resting up, and generally not overdoing things (too much) but at some point this afternoon I had a hankering for a piece of the Devils Food Chocolate Cake I had made for…

OMG Blood! ***faint***

So it appears that I have a second fainter on my hands. We’ve know for years about the oldest. He’s been a fainter since he was a toddler. He saw blood, and down he went….

Battle Picking is an Art Form

Sigh. During the school year the boys get up at the crack of dawn without a whimper. I wake them up, they get a 5 minute grace period (if the coffee is excellent, maybe 7…

Permission Slip

Squiggy brought home a permission slip for me to sign, allowing him to go to his teacher’s house with the rest of the class, for a BBQ. This was written on the bottom of the…

Blue fingers

Blue fingers don’t just belong to smurfs. They belong to teenage boys who play ball and rough house in the school yard. Boys, who come to you DAYS later, and tell you they can’t move…

Lessons Kids Learn

Actual conversation in the car on the way to the library: Me: HockeyFan, I finally found a dress to wear to your barmitzvah. HF: Great, whatever. Me: Aren’t you interested at all in the colour…

Baltimore / KoD – FTW!!

Ok this post is less about Baltimore and more about the KoD – but he’s a Baltimorean so they kind of go together. Yesterday evening I was in Baltimore for work. As you guys know…

How Many Pieces Can I Slice Myself Into?

Parent Teacher evenings – Why do they have to make it so difficult? I have a teacher friend who used to refer to them as “meet the creature” evenings… I have two PTAs coming up…

Slice of Life

Today was cleaning day. I know, every day is cleaning day when you have kids. But today I had a lot of extra energy that I needed to vent on something safe, so I attacked…

Discipline

Why is it that I feel so awful after I discipline my kids, even though they totally deserve a consequence to their actions? Case in point – one of the boys was asked to tidy…

So that’s how!!

My son was trying to unscrew something and got a little mixed up with what way he was supposed to go. The littlest guy piped up “lefty loosey rightey tightey.” I asked him where he…

Nagging the teens

I had a couple of long phone calls this morning, with two very good friends. Friends who have more experience than me in various areas of life. Two things I gleaned (which is stuff I…