Today is the day I realized that Halloween is next week. NEXT WEEK!! Given my more lax (AKA lazy) approach to parenting lately, we don’t exactly have costumes picked out for everyone. My boys have talked about it, of course, but haven’t settled on anything. Our conversations have been more like: Boy: I think I’ll … More Garbage Bag Vampire
Yep -today we’re back to breakfast. It’s been a hard week. Or, it’s been a pretty normal week and breakfast is the best go-to dinner I know of besides Take-Out. As per my norm, my super secret pancake …secret is what you throw in there. I’ve included the basic pancake recipe from Betty Crocker ’cause … More The Cheapest, Bestest Dinner Ideas, V
A new mom asked if we ever find ourselves telling the kids strange things, like, “There’s avocado on your nose.” If that’s the strangest thing she’s told her son, she’s got a long future ahead. I tell my boys odd statements all the time, mostly in reference to violent behavior. My most common phrase? “_______________ is … More Your Brother’s Head Is Not a Weapon
I’m writing today’s post from the comfort of a crowded, loud room in which the children are happily watching hours and hours of cartoons. My temperamental laptop is shoved among a pile of food I just spent two hours shopping for. I keep getting interrupted every 30 seconds to break up a fight or acknowledge … More Whose Vacation IS This?
We’re taking a short break from breakfast today and talking soup instead. Do you remember the children’s story, Stone Soup? Some soldiers who were super hungry couldn’t get the tight-fisted villagers to help a stranger out so they cleverly opened the clenched palms one ingredient at a time. As a kid, I thought that was merely … More The Cheapest, Bestest Dinner Ideas, IV