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I knew the time would come. I really did. Still, secretly I hoped that maybe, just maybe, I’d be one of the few lucky ones to pass through this era unscathed, admired and adored, like I always was. You see, I have become inexplicably, ridiculously, embarrassingly stupid. And annoying. Just ask my nearly-14-year-old daughters. I’ve […]

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The Gosling and the Toad

Once upon a time (yesterday), Logan and his mom (me) were going to pick up his sister (Andie) from her friend’s house. As they drove down the gravel road that led to Scatterwood Lake, Logan’s mom noticed something on the road. “Look!” she said. “There are some geese down there!” “Where?” asked Logan, sitting as […]

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Potpourri

Potpourri — any mixture, especially of unrelated objects, subjects, etc. (Definition courtesy of Dictionary.com) The girls’ friend, John, came over for the afternoon and evening today. He wanted to start the Star Wars trilogy (Episodes 1-3) with them, since they haven’t seen it, but Andie remained completely unimpressed by the middle of Episode I, so […]

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Summer Vacation: Day 2

Today, Day 2 of the kids’ summer vacation, was, overall, a heckuva lot better than yesterday. For reasons known only to themselves, my sons decided to be extra-wild and crazy yesterday, resulting in a banishment to the outdoors for a couple hours. Here are a few things I’ve learned so far: 1. I can tell […]

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Mother’s Day surprise

Yesterday afternoon, things at our house suddenly got very quiet. The kids were obviously upstairs, but the camaraderie I heard coming from the boys’ room as I went up the stairs was unusual. I arrived at the boys’ door to find a notice, which had previously served as a warning for the mess inside, updated […]

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Last day of school

There was much joy in our house this morning. Even the couple kids (who shall remain nameless) who are normally bite-your-head-off whiny/grumpy in the morning had smiles.   Just for kicks, I’m putting up their first day of school picture from this year to see if/how much they have changed.  

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Early Mother’s Day card

  Translation: Dear Mom, My love for you will bloom forever! My favorite thing about you is that you care for me!!! My favorite time with you is when we play games together. Thanks for your love, your care, and for being the best Mom!!!! You color my world! Cody He got the last package […]

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Spring concert

The girls’ last Middle School Spring Concert was Thursday night. I had to take Cody and Logan along because Glen wasn’t able to get back in time to stay with them. Since the concert started around Logan’s typical bed time, I figured it would be a rough couple of hours trying to keep them busy […]

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Bathroom Bullying

It seems that bullying at my boys’ school often takes the form of peeking over and/or under the stalls in the bathroom when someone is in there doing their business or trying to change. I just became aware of this tactic last fall, when Cody informed me that he refuses to go to the bathroom […]

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I’m not much of a nail biter myself. My bad habit as a kid was sucking my thumb, which I did every night until, at the ripe old age of 9, I became cognizant that it was very uncool and infantile to be sucking one’s thumb in order to get to sleep. I weaned myself […]

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