My 8-year-old and I were watching television upstairs last night when a commercial came on. He rolled over on his side and said, “Mommy, Caiden had a very interesting question yesterday and I wanted to know the same thing.” “Ok,” I asked completely intrigued, knowing it was going to be something adorable. “What are tampocks?” “Tamp…..what?”… Continue reading What Are Tampocks?
“Mom, my zit hurts so bad!” My 12-year-old exclaimed. He comes closer to me, into the light. “Dear God! How do you not pop that thing? Jesus!” I yelp, upon seeing a large pussy zit on my son’s head. We were all in the kitchen putting away groceries while this was going on. His zit… Continue reading The Zit
My early morning conversations with my 12-year-old seem to becoming more and more ridiculous as the school year marches on. I wouldn’t trade them for the world. We have approximately 20 minutes between the time I wake up and the time I drive him to the bus stop. In a hung-over haze, I quickly attempt… Continue reading He’s Not Old, Damn It!
Admittedly, I have done a disservice to my oldest-P, by doing waayyyy more for him than I should have. My philosophy was that part of the way I show I love him is by making sure to cater to his every whim. Now he’s 12 and here is the conversation we just had yesterday morning….… Continue reading The Difference Between the 1st And 2nd Child
Do you guys know the show Hoarders? Where a gray-haired woman is defending why she has 3 frozen parakeets in her freezer. Or a balding man insists on keeping every JC Penny catalog since 1987? I’m afraid I’m raising a hoarder. Why? My 8-year-old son’s room is a nightmare. And it’s not some large room,… Continue reading Hot Mess Vs. The Hoarder
As I wonder what I would write about, I wondered no more as a notice popped up on my laptop that Toys R Us is going bankrupt. Now, if that didn’t impact thousands and thousands of jobs, I would be saying “thank the baby Jesus!” I’m not trying to be a Scrooge here, just trying… Continue reading Toys R Us Going Bankrupt
I know I have several readers from all over the world and I want to know, do your schools send kids out, selling for fund-raisers? Raise money for new playground equipment! Earn money for our music program! Send the band to the Rose Bowl! This is all well and good but my 8-year-old brought up… Continue reading School Fundraisers
Over the weekend we went to a soccer tournament and I had the pleasure of hanging out with these lovely ladies. Unfortunately the 3rd lovely lady wasn’t there yet but probably barreling down the highway at 95 mph. scared shitless as her husband drove. In this video I had made a copy of a co-worker’s… Continue reading Hot Mess Discusses Drugs
I was going to do a journal entry each day for this past weekend where we attended an out-of-town soccer tournament in Dayton, Ohio but I decided to write by topic. Here is what I wrote Saturday morning. For anyone new reading my blog, I have an 8-year-old and 12-year-old in soccer and both are… Continue reading Travel Soccer- Saturday Night Dinner
Yesterday was the start of our journey an hour and 40 minutes away, to participate in a soccer tournament for both sons. I did have to work a half a day in which part of the day was cleaning out our building as we are moving into a new one. Occasionally I would see the… Continue reading Travel Soccer Journal Entry-Friday