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“And I Shall Name Him Baby Dutch!”

In early October we took the kids to the beach for the weekend.  I really prefer the beach in the fall after all the tourists and humidity are gone. We had a really nice time.  Our lodging wasn’t exactly luxury but it was a block from the Ocean and it had a little indoor pool and a separate bedroom –
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“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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In Which Reluctant Mother Names All The Lego Guys After Alcoholic Beverages And Finds Some Redemption

Just when I was about to lose my parenting shit and send everyone off to some sort of structured, beneficial, better-than-I-can-provide learning environment. .  .{AKA PRESCHOOL!}. . . So I could clean up cat barf in peace:  Mac: [Pointing at floor] “You got a. . .a. . .poop?”  Me:  “That’s cat vomit.”  Mac:  “Cat vomit?  Cat vomit!  hahahahahahaha!  Cat Vomit!
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Taming The Tyrranical Toddler

I’m going to confess something. . . When it comes time to get the kid awake every morning, I’m nervous as hell.  Some mornings my stomach is in knots. Why? BECAUSE HE’S TWO AND FICKLE AND WE HAVE PROBLEMS COMMUNICATING SOMETIMES AND GAWD IF I SCREW IT UP, THE REST OF THE DAY COULD BE RUINED!!!!  RUINED!  DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!
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What To Do When It Literally Comes Crashing Down

Last Thursday, I was awake early, itching to get rid of another 50 percent of something in this house.  What exactly I wasn’t sure, but with big plans the following few weekends, I have to get stuff done. . .as fast as I can. I futzed around in the basement moving some junk into a pile for donation.  I did
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In Which Reluctant Mother Gets a Pap Test and New Binoculars

This post discusses some medical stuff.  It’s not graphic and is supposed to be funny but if you don’t care for that sort of thing or don’t like over-sharing, you might want to skip it.  🙂 As the title suggests, whew-wee busy weekend around here!  Good times. Friday morning I had another ultrasound and some more blood work.  Everything seemed
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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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They’re Definitely Foreigners

One evening earlier this week, Chris took Mac to the little playground at the school across the street while I rested. We like this little playground since it’s so close to the house, has smaller scale equipment that Mac can maneuver mostly independently, and isn’t as crowded as the huge playgrounds in the park.  Adjacent to the playground is a
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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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HEED MY WARNING!

If a Mother speaks, and no one pays a damned bit of attention, has she actually made a sound? Whew, nelly!  Long weekend around here.  I’ve been occasionally exhausted – which makes for even longer days for Chris.  He’s a trooper and he tries very hard to make things easier on me. . .for all of us. . .and yet.
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