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Every Day Is a Fresh Start

September 30, 2010

We are drifting through the day without incident, until he begins kicking the back of the seat in the car. No matter how many times I tell him No, he continues to kick. No matter how many times I try to instill a sense of respect, with Kicking makes the car dirty, he continues...
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Today, I’ve Got Lots of Questions. And No Answers.

September 24, 2010

Why is half of my hair straight and the other half curly with ringlets? Why is my bust five inches smaller than my hips? Why do my husband AND my child talk in their sleep? Why does my home still smell like last night’s fish even though I cleaned and lit a candle and...
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Tuesday’s List

September 21, 2010

Between the daytime craziness and our let’s-try-this-again night time potty training, we are all rather grumpy, over here.  And tired.  But even with my tantrums and Hayden’s demands for one more Wonder Pets, we still manage to have some entertaining conversations.  Talking with an almost-three-year-old is sometimes like interacting with someone on mushrooms.  Or...
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Yeah, I Love It When You Sit On My Face. Really.

September 17, 2010

So, I am laying on the floor.  After dinner.  Yes, I am that full. Hayden promptly leaves his cars and comes over to disturb me. He quietly, slowly lifts up my t-shirt to expose my stomach.  I tell him that’s not my best feature, but he isn’t listening. He takes his fingers and pulls/pushes/distorts...
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It’s All Crazy Over Here

September 15, 2010
It’s All Crazy Over Here

Sister Number Two is studying to become an RN (following in my foot steps!) and just started her psych rotation.  Talking with her about it brought back memories from when I was in school.  I also found some relevance to where I am today.  Not practicing as an RN, but as a SAHM. I...
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Just Put Some Sew On It

September 13, 2010
Just Put Some Sew On It

One of my besties (and former college room mate) always said I was the domestic one.  The one who was always cleaning.  Or putting on a big pot of beans.  Or sewing on a button. Once, she had this crochet vest that had been torn as a result of who-knows-what kind of late night...
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Surrender

September 7, 2010
Surrender

Prior to having H, I had an idea of what kind of parent I wanted to be.  There would be rules.  Structure.  Expectations.  But there would also be understanding.  Acceptance.  And non-violent teaching.  It’s always good to have a clear plan before jumping into the hardest thing you’ll ever do in life.  And to...
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The Forecast

September 3, 2010
The Forecast

This is an advisory from the National Parenting Service.  Today’s forecast: Partly cloudy in the morning with increasing volatility in the afternoon. Scattered tears with precipitation likely throughout the day. Tantrums early with emotional storms expected mid-day through late afternoon. Parents are advised to utilize time-outs and increase wine intake.
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The Poop Goes On…

August 26, 2010

Hayden and I attempted a little outing to the park this morning.  Since the big kids are already back in school, I knew it wouldn’t be too crowded, which is always annoying.  Nothing like an over-sized nine year old barreling through a toddler-sized maze of playground equipment.  I always want to turn to whatever...
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Why Me?

August 23, 2010

I was one of those days.  Hayden is home from school until after Labor Day- yes, he just started preschool, but I got used to being able to wash the dishes in under an hour. After a morning trip to IKEA to get a big boy bed, assembling it using as few curse words...
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The Rest of the Story

July 24, 2010

Okay, I am fessing up.  My mom reads my blog (as does my MIL).  For the most part, this doesn’t affect how or what I write, but from time to time I hesitate because Mom would read it and, well, freak out.  And it is her job to do so- after all, she is...
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Four Day Carpet

July 16, 2010

If you’re wondering What’s For Dinner at our house, I’ll tell you.  It’s delivery pizza, for the second night in a row.  Because I can’t handle much more than that this week. Our landlord just had new carpet installed.  We were given 24 hours notice.  Nobody prepared me for how much work it would...
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Just Go Back To Texas, Mommy

July 8, 2010

I have a few butterflies in my tummy today.  Butterflies that will turn to borderline nausea tomorrow when I have to fly across four states in a filthy, freezing, turbulent, claustrophobic airplane.  I hate flying.  I do it several times a year, but it never gets any easier.  I will deal. The good part...
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Poop Stories, a Sweet Contest, and More

June 30, 2010
Poop Stories, a Sweet Contest, and More

I’ve been a neglectful blogi this week, so I am making up for it with a true story. Which you will now read. Once, when H was still in diapers, I was changing him after a Number Two.  I was wiping and wiping and wiping and there was a stubborn little bit that just...
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