Have to share this gem I found at viralnova.com/awesome-kids/.
Lots of people see having a child as a huge life-change and crippling commitment, but they are looking at the situation all wrong. That little bundle of shared genetics isn’t going to be a burden. Instead, they are going to be someone short and awesome that you can be totally weird with.
And they can’t tell you not to be. Because they are your kid. Here are 16 reasons why you should have kids if you haven’t already: Read the rest of this entry
Pouty (Photo credit: ‘Playingwithbrushes’)
For one thing, our six-year-old takes pouting to a whole new extreme. When we were all out and about and desperately hungry, we hit a drive thru. Evidently, it was not at our daughter’s restaurant of choice. She sat in her seat, silent, but wearing the puffiest lower lip imaginable. Then I actually saw her reach up and feel her lips to be sure they were in a downward position, lest she make some mistake in conveying her feelings on the matter!
But what’s even better was the night my husband tucked her in Read the rest of this entry
My five-year-old daughter and a friend were discussing relationships. The concept of friendship came up, and she declared, “Mom and Dad aren’t friends! They’re Read the rest of this entry
Nearing dinner time, my husband walked into the bedroom and discovered me wrapped in a blanket, with a book in my hands. He prudently announced that he would make dinner.
Out in the kitchen, our eight-year-old asked him, “What’s for dinner?”
He said, “Sausage.”
“How do you know? Did mom tell you?” Read the rest of this entry
The realization occurred to me suddenly that my husband will soon be turning 38. “My gosh! You’re almost 40?!” I exclaimed, very charitably.
“Don’t worry, honey. It’s two years away. . . Read the rest of this entry
Cleaning Supplies (Photo credit: Backdoor Survival) If the picture weren’t labeled, I’d have no idea what these items were!
I suggested to my husband that he take the child lock off the kitchen cupboard that hides our trash can. Our kids are old enough to stay out the trash now. In fact, the littlest tries to throw stuff away (that should be thrown away–not car keys). So he did, but asked if he should take the lock off the adjoining cupboard as well.
“No, that has the cleaning supplies in it. We can wait a little longer with that one.”
To which he replied, Read the rest of this entry
they’re willing to send me stories like this!
English: An used toilet paper roll Português: Um rolo acabado de papel higiênico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There’s your Portugese lesson for the day. I just can’t get over why someone would take a picture of this. And why would wikipedia want it?
I was in the bathroom taking care of business while my two children milled around on the floor of the bathroom and my bedroom. Upon finishing, I came to the awful realization that not only was I left with an empty roll of TP, but there were no extra rolls in the bathroom either!
The only help I had were a nearly three-year-old and a 10-month-old. Read the rest of this entry