Note: No, no one actually had this for breakfast, although I was obliged to hand a Hershey kiss apiece to the little girls when they saw what I was doing. We had so much candy it seemed best to store it in a cereal container.
I'm doing school with Moppet this morning. We're learning "A". After drawing various A's we started thinking of things that start with A. There was the obvious airplane, apple, ant, angel... then one of the reasons why I am not a primary school teacher at heart manifested itself. Me: "Let's see... what else starts with … Continue reading A is for..?
"...if other means prove ineffective, move directly into the prone-position tantrum. This is best accomplished by a dramatic fling towards the floor. Practice this on your own until you feel you've achieved that proper flair. Experts are usually able to insert a snapping back of the head when beginning the first wail, then allowing the … Continue reading Safety first!
Me: What do you girls want for breakfast? Moppet: Can I have toast? Me: Yes, you can have toast. Moppet: Yay! Toast! Mittens: Yay! Toes! Moppet: I want something on my toast. Me: What do you want on it? Moppet: Ummm... Mittens: Ummm... (I help her open the fridge.) Moppet: Ummm... Mittens: Ummm... Moppet: (pointing … Continue reading Me too
Do you know what it looks like if you are very distracted, set up the percolator, and plug it in... but forget to put the lid on? Well... ...now I do.
I'm sitting on the couch folding laundry. Moppet walks up and sees her blankie folded. "Mommy, you washed my doggy blanket!" "Yes, it's all washed and dried." [pause] "Don't DO that!" [!?!!??] "But now it's all clean and warm and it smells good." [She smells it.] "Yuck." 😂
Coloring is a contact sport. The only right way to get dressed is to have a race with someone else. Wearing a ponytail can save your life.* Cake means birthday regardless of the calendar. Children don't actually like making sandcastles in molds. It's possible to survive entirely on a diet of bread and cheese. Tadpoles … Continue reading Things I didn’t know before I had children