I was taking a nap when my eleven year old son texted me from the kitchen. Yes. TEXTED me. From the KITCHEN. Having failed to get his point across by text, he tried call me. Actually, he tried to Face Time me. Did I mention I was napping? This a bad time to try toContinue reading “Do we have to talk about this now?”
Category Archives: Kids
I am NOT a homeschool mom
Let me say that again: I am not a homeschool mom. BUT…. They cancelled my kids’ school. They cancelled EVERYONE’S kids’ school, in fact. So now, I guess, we are ALL going to be homeschool moms. I’ve been hoping that this whole thing is an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but I guess not. It’s AprilContinue reading “I am NOT a homeschool mom”
So, Little Girl has been lobbying for her own pet for some time. We still have the cat; he’s almost ten years old now. I have actually been blogging long enough (?!) that his origin story is in my archives, if you’re interested. I’ve been strongly resisting any new pets on the grounds that weContinue reading “Guinea Pigs”
The Book Fair at School
The twins’ school is having a book fair. They are in middle school now, so I wondered if the book fair might be different, but it’s pretty much the same as it was in elementary school: Ostensibly it’s to sell books and promote learning, but the real goal from the kid’s perspective is buying randomContinue reading “The Book Fair at School”
I don’t know what you’re talking about
Have you ever noticed that when you tell a kid to do something they don’t want to do, they act like they don’t understand? ME: Time to do your homework. KID: What? ME: Time. to. DO. your. HOME. WORK. KID: Home? Work? ME: Did you brush your teeth? KID: What? ME: Your teeth. Did youContinue reading “I don’t know what you’re talking about”
So, now I’m a mother-in-law?
My oldest daughter ET got married. I know; I’m nowhere NEAR old enough for this. And how is it that SHE is old enough? When I started this blog she was thirteen, so I gave her the name ET for Evil Teenager. Now she’s 23 (!) and no longer a teenager at all. (But stillContinue reading “So, now I’m a mother-in-law?”
Middle School: The Drama Continues
A little while back I wrote about a secret admirer note that Little Boy received in his locker. (It was addressed some guy called Hugh.) To read that story click here: http://christinakosatka.com/?p=1968 Well, today he found another note for the same kid!! And this note is in different handwriting, so it’s not from the sameContinue reading “Middle School: The Drama Continues”
Middle School Begins
So the twins are officially in middle school now. I know this for sure, not just because I took them to their new sixth grade class last week and helped them navigate their class schedule and learn to open their lockers. These are of course important middle school milestones, but today we reached another crucialContinue reading “Middle School Begins”
Why does this kid have a phone?
Little Girl decided to buy a phone with money she’s saved. I don’t know why an eleven-year-old needs a cell phone, but….. So far she has used it mainly to take weird pictures of herself. And text them to me, sometimes along with odd information or demands. The good news is, I can send herContinue reading “Why does this kid have a phone?”
What’s the matter here?
I came into the kitchen to find horrible smell and a short note of explanation from Little Girl, aged 10. Well. That was helpful….