Archive for the Patterson Park Tag

“Your Children Have Magnificent Heads”

OF HAIR? MAGNIFICENT HEADS OF HAIR?! RIGHT?!!!!! THESE BOYS HAVE GREAT HAIR! Nope. Not.  Even.  Close. “So Mom, these kids have ginormous heads.  How did that work out for you?  Ouch.” Said the volunteer at the Patterson Park Pagoda. Is this even happening?   What?   Hold up. You’ve seen my children and all you can mention is that they
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Life Lesson: The Boy Who Cried Poop

It’s been a while. I’m too scared to check my blog stats so I have no idea if anyone visits here any longer. Because that’s EXACTLY how I deal with unpleasant things I’m terrified of. . .ignore, deny, avoid. Except sometimes a situation is so nefarious, so dire, so urgent it MUST be immediately addressed. . . Like when your
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There WILL Be CONSEQUENCES?! Do You Hear Me?!

Quite possibly the biggest parenting struggle I’m having these days involves CONSEQUENCES. I’m trying not to raise a complete jerk. And that seems to necessitate a lot of effort on MY part. Mac is by all accounts a pretty great kid.  Overall, we ask a LOT of him on a routine basis, and he listens well.  We praise him lavishly
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Didya Miss Me? Let’s Commence With Our Usual JUDGEY Bitching, Shall We?

After a week of gearing up and getting out, we made it back from the beach and the Eastern Shore in one piece.  Lots of fun.  Mac was an excellent traveler and even did pretty well sleeping in an unfamiliar environment.  The weather was nice.  It’s rather disappointing that I did all that work and we spent all that money
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Time Out

Yesterday, was a little rough. Mac typically does really awesome on his walks and during time away from the house, but I’m finding his behavior at home is increasingly obnoxious. All I can figure is he’s bored at home.  We got him new and improved toys for his birthday.   And I try to think up fun little things to
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Our Biggest Parenting Fail Yet

We’re getting out-of-town for a few days and returning to nearly a week’s worth of fun stuff for Mac’s birthday.  So I’m in laundry, cleaning, list-making hell. But last early last evening, I felt like I had things kinda’ sorta’ under control.  And I didn’t feel exhausted or miserably uncomfortable.  So instead of suggesting Chris take Mac to the playground
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I Seemed to Have Misplaced My “Give A Damn”

So the kid stuck it to me good yesterday. He was up early in the morning.  We hit the Park and we walked a lot.  So by the time we got home, he was pretty tired and testy.  While I was getting him some lunch, he asked for “cray” and “pay-per.” I am always happy to oblige when he asks
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Technically, It Was Abandoned Property. The Police Said So.

Wednesday after my highly unproductive prenatal appointment, Mac and I hit the Park for our evening walk a little earlier than usual.  Chris went running and met us at the far side of the Park for the walk home. On our way into the Park, Mac and I passed a tricycle.  A small, OLD, purple tricycle.  It was sitting unattended
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I Say This A LOT BUT, I’ve Achieved A New All-TIme Parenting Low

So Thursday, I might have been a little crazy. I got up at 4AM and couldn’t get back to sleep.  So I proceeded to do a ton of laundry, clean the house, bag up a bunch of stuff for Goodwill, take Mac for a long walk in the park and to the playground.  While he napped, I did a some
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What’s THAT Smell?

I must ask myself that at least 12 times a day.  Most of the time, it’s either the kid, the dog, the trash, or shamefully ME. However, today’s stench du jour was actually SCARY. We were returning home from our walk, and because the two spot-a-pot stops in the park were clearly not adequate for me,   (Thanks asshole for
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