The Pitter Patter of Little Feet at 5:07am

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not nice when I get woken up early.

I’m just not.

You know those people that are sweet and loving and say things like “oh honey you had a nightmare? Let’s cuddle.”

I’m basically the opposite of those people. Continue reading “The Pitter Patter of Little Feet at 5:07am”


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. Continue reading “Splish Splash I was takin’ a bath… in the toilet”

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. Continue reading “Finding a “Housekeeper””

“Mom you KILL fun!”

Can I just say that I wish I was constantly recording all the conversations I have with my kids, they are just so funny. I have a hard time not laughing sometimes, their logic is spot on!

Harry Potter and I had this conversation as I was making lunch today.

HP: Mom can I have a donut?

A: No, you had a donut at the park. You need to eat real food now.


A: I’m sorry that you feel that way, I’m ok being the fun killer.

HP: Grammy and Poppy must have been the worst, you learned to kill fun from them!!

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Escaping, Screaming, and Chucking Colored Pencils: The Spreadsheets Do Church

Today was another amazing and fun filled day at church. Actually today started off awesome. After a few brief scuffles before the meeting even started I took the Princess for a walk around the building. The boys were relatively quiet as the meeting started, one even attempted to sing the opening song, and the Princess snuggled her blanket.

Continue reading “Escaping, Screaming, and Chucking Colored Pencils: The Spreadsheets Do Church”