“Get out of my room!” “Mo – ommm! She’s bothering me!” I’m reminded of Bill Cosby’s routine, “…down came the informer.” Do you have one of those? We do and I have to admit the information has saved us from disaster a few times. But I also find myself, like Cosby’s wife, sometimes talking to the ceiling. “Do I have to come up there?” Oh
After church, tummies full, cousins playing. It’s finally my turn to hold the new, baby niece. That’s when I hear it. Crash in the other room, a cry. Then that terribly long, silent pause before the scream that you know is coming. Littlest guy was jumping. Remember how he loves to jump into the pool? Non-stop? Well, from what I hear, he was jumping again.
from the 2009 archives, written by eldest girl when she was 11-years-old. I’ll tell you what preschoolers like to do: Something shocking. You’re lucky if you’re preschooler doesn’t do these things 3-yr-old did… called 911, came inside a complete mess after a day outside (see On a sunny monday) and more. So here are some really good preschooler tips I used on 3-yr-old: Find a
Beginning our theme for April, Habits for a Happy Mom. A habit I’ve learned is to stop and take in my window view. To pause – right in the midst of the day – and to notice… The backdoor swings shut. It’s my cue to peek, just a bit, through my kitchen window. I lean over as I put the big pot on the stove.
Brothers and Sisters Best Friends, Part 2 The curly-haired, stuffed dog is tucked under her arm. She opens the linen closet door a crack. Out roll two sleeping bags. With her favorite quilt making a train behind her, she has all she needs for the weekly sleepover. A sibling sleepover. After Mama and Daddy have date night, the sleepovers begin. Everyone has enjoyed a movie,