I’ve been totally slacking on blog posting the last few months. It’s hard to describe the lack of motivation. Like I want it to be there, I know it should be there, I like to write, yet I just don’t do it. Probably because I’d rather take a nap or eat a container of raspberries instead. I also … More hello afternoon naps and shake shack every week.
Mason has been reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma at school these past few weeks, resulting in him (and subsequently Milo) looking for and pointing out every place they find corn. Mason has been so excited about this book, which has made me a little mom-proud that I have a child who cares about food sources and healthiness. … More is there corn in that?
I don’t hate Valentine’s Day, I just don’t really care about it. I semi-side with the people who argue you shouldn’t need to be reminded to love your significant other. But I also get the sentiment in having a day to just really remember and express it. Also I like celebrating holidays in general. So I guess I’m sort of middle ground. … More why i’m happy we didn’t make heart pancakes
Over the years Mason has made many crafty things and little inventions. For Christmas he asked for a wireless glue gun, and our best surprise gift for him was a ream of colored computer paper. Last week he made everyone in the family drink coasters by hot gluing our initials in a design on a flat … More try, try again mr. teenager
Forever and ever Mason and Milo have used these plastic tumblers as “their” drinking cups. They’ve been the perfect size for small hands. Plus I quickly divided them by colors–warm colors for Mason and cool colors for Milo–and never had a problem wondering whose cup it was on the counter. At least a year or so … More grown-up glasses
You know that time Milo had not-so-serious sounding symptoms (fever, throwing up, painful cough) that turned into visit to a walk-in clinic, then a trip to the emergency room, then an ambulance ride to a children’s hospital. The most important part of all of this was that he ended up being ok. Rhino virus (basically a … More that time i was helpless
Yesterday I told someone that I like my children much better now than I did when they were younger. They don’t throw temper tantrums (usually), they’ve passed the point of peeing their pants, and–most importantly–they can wait to eat brunch on Saturdays without getting hangry. That said, sometimes I miss the times when they were young … More fake shop friday: back to school
Every year we’ve lived in New York the boys have spent their summers in Utah. It’s been a week and a half since they left, and over the weekend I was asked multiple times by people how often I’ve talked to them since they’ve been there. Yesterday someone asked me if I called them every day and I … More why i don’t miss my boys \ why don’t i miss my boys
Last week my son started reading “I Am Malala” for school. And I thought to myself, I have a child that is old enough to read the same book I read. A true story book that deals with serious real world issues. It’s sort of weird, and I feel a little mom-mixed about it. Like part of me would like to … More reading up
Last week marked a wild transition from full-time-always-crazy work to full-time-always-crazy home with kids on spring break. As work-free as I thought I was going to be, it turned out not the case. But I didn’t have to go into the office once, and we ate a lot of treats and yummy food, so I still … More yay, no work! (sort of)