Category Archives: parenting

THE Alfalfa Sprout

There are some things, I’m sorry to say, that really sadden me.  One is when I tell my kids in the morning that they need to comb their hair because they have an Alfalfa Sprout and they give me the blank stare.  After constant examples, they understand what I mean, but they have no point […]

A Tale of Two Families

I’d better give a little personal background info here:  My husband’s family is a MARATHON family.  They have to exercise or they go crazy.  On Christmas day they strategize how to make non-fat gravy and then it’s off to the gym for their workout.   My family is the EATING family.  On Christmas day we […]

Blondeshell, Is It Time To Tell Our Scissor Slasher ? (Yell Back to Scissor Techniques)

What happens when 2 five year old best friends decide to plant their hair in the garden?   Remember, it’s Mermaid talking here.  If my kid shaved her head with hedge trimmers, I’d laugh about it and be glad that her head was still attached to her neck.  Blondeshell, on the other hand, well….you’d have […]

Verizon Wireless Toast

Here’s a Mombshell Toast to Verizon Wireless.  I was floored by Verizon’s customer service today.  My daughter’s phone had a little, ahem, moisture problem.  K2 (Kid Two) was in tears.  My dad said, “Let’s take it back and ask them to give us a new phone.” I eyed my daughter’s pink motorola razor and laughed […]

From the Mouths of Babes:

“I like Thursday, mommy, it’s like the sister of Friday.” K2, Thursday morning on our way to school.

Inspector 12

Does anyone remember the Hanes Underwear commercials with Inspector 12? Sometimes I feel like I’m my own version of Inspector 12.  If there is one spot the painter missed on the wall–I can see it.  Trying to pull a little surprise party action on me?  Even if I don’t want to know, I’ll find some […]

Tooth Trouble

As you may have gathered from my previous Tooth Fairy anecdotes, we are regular visitors to our pediatric dentist.  My kids are not all that committed to the whole brushing and flossing idea.  Despite threats to have them pay for any future cavities out of their allowances, we are still rocking the cavity club. Kid […]

Tooth Fairy:STEEEEERIKE TWO

Well, the Tooth Fairy is up to her old tricks again.   K2 spent last night scrubbing her newly lost tooth with baking soda so that it was two shades whiter than the teeth remaining in her mouth.  She was certain that the Tooth Fairy would give more money for an ultra clean tooth.   […]