Sometimes I need to duct tape my mouth….

Many years ago, long before we had popped out any kids or had any real understanding of what having a child actually entails, I said something stupid. Something exceptionally stupid. Something so stupid that I now cringe with embarrassment when I think about it. When we brought home our dog, Oscar, he was incredibly tiny…

You’re a good girl, Grandma!

Like most kids, my boys love the summer months. School has finished, the water parks are on, and the sun is shining (well, most of the time anyway). Most of our meals are barbecued, socks are not essential (and definitely not allowed with sandals!), and there’s no definite schedule to follow. Forget the kids – I…

How dare those girls wiggle their butts!

After Cal’s revelation that he has a ‘special friend’ at preschool who just happens to be a girl, I began to wonder exactly when my boys would start to really notice girls. I don’t just mean ‘Hey, that’s a girl over there’ kind of noticing, either. I’m talking about really, genuinely noticing girls.  I fully admit that the…

Who is she, anyway?

I love listening to kids when they’re talking to each other. I’m not sure whether it’s the words they use to describe things, or the advice that they try to pass on to each other, but it just cracks me up. The best conversations definitely happen when they have no clue whatsoever that you’re even…

The Easter Bunny is watching…

I’m a naughty mommy. A really naughty mommy. I constantly tell my boys how important it is to tell the truth. I go on and on about how you should be honest and open with people, about how you should respect them enough to always be truthful with them. But here I am misleading my own…

Not good. Really not good. Disgusting.

I realized this morning that there’s only one week left to the school year. That’s right, just one short week (five actual school days) until I can wave goodbye to school drop-offs and pick-ups, lunch preparation every night at ten o’clock (a smarter person would probably pack the lunches right after dinner before the kitchen is…