Conversations with Kids

Unprepared for the Road Ahead


I feel a little bit unprepared to raise a daughter.

I know this sounds strange, being female myself you’d think this would come naturally.


Raising a daughter is baffling.  (more…)


Remember the Good

IMG_5538I’d like to think that when my kids are grown and gone I will remember the good times, and not the bad.

I’d like to think that I’ll remember our family vacations, holidays, and reading stories to them at bedtime, instead of the near constant fighting that can be life with littles.  (more…)

Splish Splash I was takin’ a bath… in the toilet


All three kids were playing upstairs while I made dinner tonight.

The boys were loud, but the Princess was quiet.

Ever since she learned to climb up and down the stairs unassisted she’s been unstoppable. She insists on following her brothers everywhere… whether that be upstairs, at the park, up in the treehouse, or to the bus stop, she’s no longer content to sit with mom.

So the kids were playing upstairs, but after a few minutes of not hearing the Princess I started to worry. Silence from a kid is rarely a good thing… unless they’re sleeping. (more…)

Finding a “Housekeeper”


A few months before the Princess was born we decided to put the boys in the same room. Harry Potter has some major sleep issues and we thought the combination of getting his tonsils out and getting a roommate would improve life for everyone.

Plus with a new baby on the way it seemed like a great opportunity to consolidate and save space (but let’s be real we don’t need a guest room so that was pointless). Harry Potter had a huge room so we figured two kids and all their stuff would fit nicely.

All the stuff fit great, AsthmaMan was a little bit sad to leave his room across the hall, but he’s pretty relaxed so he did great.

They started sharing a room and things went… ok. (more…)