And it only lasted 6 days. Today, when I picked Wonder Boy up from his new pre-k school, his teacher warned me that there was a note in his folder about his behavior. I should have known the last few days of “he’s an angel” were too good to be true. Â I was trying to […]
I’m sitting on the cold, hard floor of the hallway outside Wonder Boy’s pre-K classroom. And I’ve been on hold with DirecTV for at least 15 minutes. See, Wonder Boy’s only here for an hour today (starts full days tomorrow), so I thought I’d be more productive (and save gas) if I just waited here […]
Remember that show from the 80s, with Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke and Tracey Gold: Growing Pains? I loved that show. I wanted to be Carol Seaver, except that I always though Mike was too cute; he was a loveable troublemaker. Whenever I think about my kids growing up, I think of that show. The Girl. […]
Happy 4th birthday, Wonder Boy!
Last week we vacationed at Gulf Shores for the week with Pepa. Â It was a long, fun week filled with pool trips, beach outings and LOTS of seafood. Over the course of the week, in my state of sheer exhaustion from chasing kids in the sun, I may have said a few crazy things like: […]
We went on an impromptu camping trip this past weekend. Now anyone who’s known me for any length of time probably already expects disaster. Â I don’t do ‘impromptu’ all that well and was never a big fan of camping. Â That’s ’cause until recently I wasn’t really a big fan of the outdoors in general — […]
Ok, not really. Â He only got suspended. Â Yeah, only. Â The dreadful day was last Thursday, when I got the call that our 3-year-old, Wonder Boy (as in I wonder if he’ll be the death of me), was in the daycare director’s office and needed to be picked up. Â When I arrived, I was told he […]
I used to be a semi-feminist. Â Okay well maybe I was a full-blown feminist. Â Who really knows? I mean, I never said anything like “girls are better than boys” or “girls can do anything boys can do, only better” – at least not out loud anyway. Â I can remember saying a time or two that […]
Judging from the photos, Wonder Boy spent his birthday eating sugar-filled treats. Â I suppose for a three-year-old that’s the perfect day.
I talk to my neighbor friend Judy (Ju-Ju-Judy, as Bryan calls her, in a throwback to Andy Griffith) quite regularly about what to do with all the eggs we get from the chickens now. Â I usually give her a dozen or so and we still never run out. Â Anyway, she gave me this recipe, from […]
Boy Genius has been talking about seeing Avatar in 3D ever since it came out, even after he realized it wasn’t the story of Aang and his element-bending posse. Â When Bryan and Pepa first went to see it, the idea was that it might be “a bit much” for little eyes. Â Then Bryan, raving that […]
By the time I’m writing this it’s pretty much moot, which, despite the fact that it’s a reminder that I’m neglecting the blog, really is a good thing.Â You see, before Thanksgiving, we were having a bit of a problem with Wonder Boy at daycare.Â Okay, that’s an understatement.Â Our 2-year-old was on the verge […]
I’m sitting in a mandatory professional practicum course that will last all day. Apparently, there is a recent trend toward requiring this type of professional practicum within two years of passing the bar in many states. So even though I first passed a bar in 2002, because I’m new to Arkansas, here I sit. It […]
It’s been about 45 days since my last post. I’m not saying that because it’s a record I’m proud of or anything … just pointing out the fact that I’ve been a blogging slacker as of late. And actually acknowledging the length of time makes it even funnier to me that I’m blogging now. You […]
Wonder Boy turned 2 years old today! So how was it? I’ll let the pictures do the talking: This was while the wait staff at the restaurant sang “Happy Birthday.” I think he was protecting his territory as invading hands (The Girl & Boy Genius) began to descend. A quick smile between bites!