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Thanks Assholes, You’ve Ruined Balloons For Me Too

Here’s a little story about why I’m likely NEVER going to allow another balloon to enter our home. . . My sister has a sick little freak of a Dachshund with a latex fetish.  The dog cannot stand the sight or even the smell of balloons.  He gets all worked up into a frenzy and wants to maul the suckers. I
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When A Nap Is Not Just A Nap. . .

I’m feeling all twitchy and nervous. Seems my little darling elected to skip his nap today.  What un-nerves me the most about this afternoon? The fact that Mac seems to have made a conscious decision not to nap. He went to the stairs with his wubbies at the typical time, like he wanted a nap.  We went upstairs and I
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Reluctant Mother Remains Calm When Vaca Plans Literally Go In Crapper Plus A Bonus Turd In the Punchbowl

So this is the state of affairs around here this afternoon. Except there’s one aspect of this debacle you thankfully can’t experience:  The Stench. See, we are supposed to get out-of-town for a few days to do some birding in the southern part of the state.  (Staying in a hotel. . .with a waterfront balcony and proper room service, thank
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Purposeful Parenting?

I know this will come as a surprise for those of you who think I spend nearly every waking minute swilling booze and spewing snark but I am serious about my parenting. Frequently clueless. . .but caring.   I think about it a lot. I think about my actions.  My words. I want to provide my kid with the best
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In Which I Almost Lose It In PetCo

I love our pets, dearly.  I really really do.  There’s hardly anything I wouldn’t do for them.  Molly needs a several thousand dollar surgical procedure?  Done.  Dexter seems “lethargic” and needs overnight observation and fluids?  Of course.  Good quality food?  Naturally.  Religious flea, tick and heart worm treatments?  You bet. But I’m not completely insane.  Animals are still animals.  And
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Cohabitation, Capitulation, and Short Glasses

Have I mentioned our house is about the size of a postage stamp? It. Is. This is actually one thing I don’t typically complain about.  I don’t mind.  In fact, I really prefer it that way.  There are only two toilets to scrub. . .well, and now a potty seat, which needs meticulous care since when Mac isn’t sitting on
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Shut Up Already! Sunday: Swings

    The other day I was in the park looking to kill some time, trying to enjoy the beautiful weather with Mac, when I happened upon several swing sets I honestly forgot were even there.  For some reason, we just don’t walk much in this particular area. No one was using them.  So I figured I’d let Mac try
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Reluctant Mother Gets Berated By The Pediatrician AGAIN. . .

Last Friday, Mac had to go back to the Doctor’s for his “weigh in.” If you recall, he has barely gained any weight since February  – despite his voracious appetite – and the Doctor gave us strict instructions to fatten him up. . .virtually by any means necessary. I have been trying.  Honestly, I have.  I’ve been trying to dip
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Reluctant Mom is Halting Bitchiness and Insanity in 25 Steps or Less. . .

You might recall from this morning, I was feeling all kinds of annoyed and I vowed to get my shit together. . .because REALLY DENI, your life is already pretty damned spectacular. . .and life’s too short to be a miserable bitch. . .unless it’s funny. So here’s my plan for a new and improved attitude in the next few
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Reluctant Mother is Going Bonkers. . .Attempts Attitude Adjustment.

Things around here are starting to make me bonkers.  I’m not sure why?  It’s not as if anything has changed dramatically. . .Perhaps it was being stuck in the house for a few days while the asphalt practically melted outside in the record-breaking heat? At any rate, I’m all kinds of annoyed. . .by things that need addressed in the
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