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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Annoying

They say toddlers are supposed to imitate things that adults do. They say it’s integral to their development. They let on like it’s adorable and wondrous. They are jerks. With the exception of the kid learning how to “phish in” birds, every other adult behavior he’s imitated annoys the shit out of me. It all started a few months back.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Fast Chicken-less Cobb Salad

Yeah.  Another salad.  This one incorporates Chicken-less patties. We try not to eat too much “fake” meat.  They taste good but they have a decent amount of sodium and other unpronounceable ingredients.  However, once in a while, we’ll bust out a fake burger or dog. Here’s how you do this one: 1.  Start with a base of lettuce (and any
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Kid’s Acrobatics Strikes Terror In The Heart of Reluctant Mother – The Oh SH#$%%^$! Edition

My stomach is in an effing knot as I type this. I need to get EZ Storage on the horn ASAP. Mac learned a new trick this morning. . . He managed to pull this maneuver while I turned my back on him to brew a cup of coffee – a damned Keurig cup of coffee!! Yeah.  That fast. Where did
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Kid’s Acrobatics Strikes Terror In The Heart of Reluctant Mother

Mac has been practicing all sorts of pint-sized acrobatics these days.  He can walk about six or seven steps completely unsupported.  He can stand and balance himself unassisted for longer and longer periods of time.  He’s able to go from a seated position to standing without needing to pull himself up on anything. Of course, I’m proud of him. .
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Stuff We Love: Safety First Appliance Latch

So by now you’ve all heard my constant whining about Mac’s fascination with the dishwasher. It was getting so bad, I was beginning to wonder if it was even healthy. He was full on obsessed. At first the fascination was kinda’ cute.  Oh, look how smart he is, he knows when the dishwasher is on.  Look, he’s reaching for the
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Reluctant Mother Visits the Dog House (Again)

You know, it seems there is seldom a waking minute when I’m not “in trouble” with someone. It’s either the kid, or a cat, or the husband, or a neighbor.  I sincerely apologize to crazy neighbor guy that our geriatric dog crapped inches away from your turf the other day while I was walking her.  It wasn’t my intent for
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Adorable Toddler w/Minimal Defiance Issues ISO Like Minded Toddlers For A Good Time?

We went to the pool today.  It was great fun. And the most children of Mac’s own age that he’s ever seen in one place. Boy, was he interested. He’s a pretty friendly kid. Ok.  He’s a complete ham. With adults and children of all ages. Could he have a future in Hollywood? Don’t worry.  I’m not THAT delusional. I am
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FINALLY! The Pool!!

Ok.  I’m hesitant I’ll jinx it but today has been just fabulous so far. . . I’m screwed aren’t I?   Nope.  Doesn’t matter if I delete it, the thought is already out there in the Internet ether. . . Too Late. I was up at 5AM.  And I got right down to business.  Chores, coffee, etc.  Mac was still
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The Good Example v The Horrible Warning

Guess which one I am? Look, even as critical and bitchy as I am,  I have to give my Husband credit. He doesn’t  have any of the usual habits or hobbies most wives complain about.  He rarely drinks.  He doesn’t smoke or over-eat.  He doesn’t golf and he seldom even watches TV or plays video games.  He never even sleeps
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The Family that Proudly Appreciates the Fine Art of Flatulence. . .

So the later part of last week, I had the extreme pleasure of spending some time with my sisters and their families. I have two younger sisters (we are each about 2 years apart).  The “middle” sister and her husband stayed for three nights and my youngest sister and her husband and children met up with us for a nice
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