Archive for January, 2012
School can be boring. Let me put the emphasis where I mean it: school can be boring. So can work. So can life. I’m not going to say that the purpose of school is to be tedious. But learning and mastery aren’t supposed to be effortless. You have to learn things that maybe you don’t [...]
When Annie and Kimberly were little I dressed them alike most of the time. If they weren’t dressed alike they were in coordinating outfits. To me it is part of the “fun” of raising “twins”. My Girls have grown and their taste in clothing is a different as their hair colors. I was shocked beyond [...]
The other day we had Zoey and Pumpkin spayed. Both cats are doing great and recovering well. I have to give them some pain management medicine for 3 days. Yesterday when I was giving them it for the first time Kimberly started asking me some questions. “Mom, did you used to be a vet too [...]
When I wrote my resolutions for the year I wrote about making a decision regarding my employment in the future. This was something that I don’t take lightly. I have not worked for 8 1/2 years because I believe that it was what was best for me and my children. Now faced with the facts [...]
“I have a bad cold.” ~ Paul “Oh that’s a bummer.” ~ A Mom friend of mine “No it’s not it’s a COLD.” ~ Paul Apparently he thought she was confused about what was wrong with him. I just had to laugh.
All of the Girls did exceptionally well on their report cards. Even though it is socially unacceptable to note, they are smart little ladies. I was recently talking to a friend of mine about how often I hide my inner geek. (Here I am just using the word geek to represent any sort of intellectual [...]
Ever since I bought this house 10 years ago I have dreamed of a gallery wall going up my staircase. I have always had one reason or another as to why it wasn’t done yet. This year I was able to see it through. It isn’t complete, but neither are my years of photographing the [...]
Madeline has been asking to go back to dance for a while now. I wanted to make sure she really wanted to and waited a bit. She is determined to do a good job and is excited to be learning again.
Today Kimberly said her head was itchy. I took her outside and checked out her hair. I wasn’t sure what I was seeing but was pretty sure it was the lice eggs. I put her in the bathtub and put on the preventative shampoo. After letting it sit and rinsing it I conditioned her hair. [...]
Madeline has been allowing her front tooth to dangle from her mouth for over a month now. So much that when you were talking to her you would actually see it move by the breeze her breath created. It was maddening. She could close her mouth and allow that tooth to stick out through her [...]
It looks like our time with naps has finally come to a close. It is no secret that the struggle to get one’s children to take decent naps can often be a very difficult one. This is one of those milestones I don’t mind leaving in the dust.
The other day we were all chatting in the car and Kimberly started in telling us about her future plans. She has mentioned plenty how she wants to adopt a child instead giving birth to one and she also talks about opening a sweet shop. Today she was saying how, while she thinks it is [...]
The other day a parent of Annie and Kimberly’s friend called to let us know that she had gotten head lice. She wanted to give me a heads up so I could check the girls’ hair. Little did she know that there were actually 7 girls total in Annie and Kimberly’s class who now had [...]
I love it when the kids are put together and look nice for school but they were so independent and it was such a fight to do their hair that I eased up on the whole situation. Each morning before school I combed their hair (because I wasn’t willing to give up that much) and [...]
It is time for me to reflect on my resolutions from 2011. Time to decide what worked, what didn’t, and if they are still a value I should pursue. Family budget: We have certainly paired down our spending a lot. We are living debt free and that is wonderful. Should we move to completely cash [...]