Tag Archive: children

Mom Super Powers Gone Wrong

When super powers backfire…. Her: Mommy, I can’t get this play doh out! Me: I can help Her: No you can’t. It’s too hard. Me: I can, I have super powers. Her: What kind. Me: Mom super powers. Her: Yah? Me: Yup, when you become a mom you get them. Her: What sort? Me: Like…

BC – Before Children

Before having a child I remember looking to my best friend, as she co-slept, and saying to her, “I will NEVER do that, I will never allow my child to sleep in my bed with me, it hinders their growth, it takes away from their independence, it means I will lose sleep!” I remember thanking…

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She JUST Can’t Sleep

Last night I was peed on. We thought it was a good time to stop the pull ups and jump with both feet into a dry night! It wasn’t time. And tonight? We’re rockin’ the pull up, we’ve used up all of our energy, stories have been read, and we picked out our own pj’s….

iPPP Halloween!

Is it too late to write about Halloween? I hope not because I want to tell you all about it. I want to brag about how well my daughter did that night with her Rapunzel costume tripping her every five steps and her eagerness to go to each door with her cousins, without us. She…

We Don’t Want To Play With YOU!!

She approached the group with caution and lots of prompting from us. At three and a half she’s learning to make friends and play with them instead of along side them. As she entered the same structure as the three children their words sliced my heart, “we don’t want to play with you!” She turned…

Just the Beginning (and a lot of poop)

Dumb poop. That’s what she called me yesterday. And I realized that this is the beginning of a long list of names I’ll be called in the coming years. The roles have changed now, from changing the poop to being called it.   She’s growing faster than I could have imagined; quicker than I was…

Shopping with Children

We’ve all been there… in the aisles of the Walmart. Yeah, THE WALMART. Staring our child down, threatening them inside our heads because the things we want to say we can’t in public. And then they notice the twitch and they know they’ve got us. So they do a little dance in the frozen food…

Tattle Tongue

“Don’t be a Tattle Tongue!” His little face was fierce with 4-year-old seriousness. My daughter looked at him, cocked her head, and rolled over laughing. What was a Tattle Tongue? My friend, this little mans mom, explained that she had no idea what a “Tattle Tongue” was either until one of her son’s daycare providers…

Her Survival

Understanding another person’s struggle or situation is difficult if you have nothing to compare it to. If you have never experienced anything like it yourself and have no way of knowing what they are going through. But to be completely blind to their struggle? To not care? That is where my blood begins to boil….