Little Boy is in eighth grade right now. I saw that he had recently googled “Why does homework exist?” Although I understand these (honestly kind of preachy) answers given on Google, and of course I told my son that homework is good for him…. and he should DEFINITELY do his homework…. I don’t like homeworkContinue reading “I Hate Homework”
I recently downloaded some old-school Taylor Swift to my Spotify playlist and I was listening to it and singing along when I picked up the twins from the middle school. In the passenger seat, Little Girl rolled her eyes and popped in her ear buds. In the back seat I could hear Little Boy tellingContinue reading “I’m still not the cool mom”
I sent a group message to my husband and kids to ask what they wanted from McDonald’s. Their answers were pretty varied: I wasn’t able to get the secret to Ronald McDonald’s eternal youth, however….
The other day I was getting some ketchup from my condiment drawer– What? You don’t have a condiment drawer? What do you do with your ketchup packets then? Anyways…. I noticed that all my ketchup packets had little holes, like something had been CHEWING on them. Could there be mice in the house? Oh surelyContinue reading “Ketchup Mouse”
So, it’s been a year since my oldest daughter ET got married. Click for more information on that: (https://christinakosatka.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/so-now-im-a-mother-in-law/) She and her husband decided to go on a trip for their anniversary, and she asked me to come and babysit her kitten, Jellybean. She’s six months old and pretty cute. I figured this sounded likeContinue reading “I guess I’m a kitten’s grandma”
Little Girl (aged 12) came into the kitchen to find a stack of newly-folded (by me) towels on the counter. She was indignant. Her: WHY are you HOLDING the towels HERE? Me: What? Her: There’s only ONE towel in the BATHROOM and it’s DIRTY! And that’s because all the towels are HERE! Me: Okay. Well,Continue reading “An Extra Dramatic Discussion About Towels”
So after the three-plus-months-long homeschool experiment of last school year, I’ve been looking forward to having my kids go back to school IN PERSON. They have given us as parents the option of using a “learn-from-home” model, which of course translates to “you-deal-with-your-own-kid-while-we-force-our-teachers-to-work-with-you-online.” No thank you. That sounds like a nightmare for me AND theContinue reading “These kids had better be going back to school soon”
Me: Have you finished your online schoolwork? Little Girl: Yes. Maury Povitch: Mom’s check on your google classroom proves…. that was a lie! Me: (scanning in a completed worksheet called “Canada Facts Fun Sheet” for the twins) Boo: What’s that? It says fun sheet. Is it really fun? Me: No. Absolutely not. Kids: I thoughtContinue reading “Homeschooling (Quarantine Style) Continues”