Trick or Treat

When the twins got back from trick-or-treating I immediately began inspecting their candy. I could have been looking for safety reasons, trying to find suspicious-looking things like unwrapped candies or (gasp!) home-made treats. I wasn’t, of course. Pawing through Little Girl’s plastic pumpkin, I asked, “Did you get anything good?” “Oh yes,” she said excitedly.Continue reading “Trick or Treat”

The ABC’s of My Trip

I just flew across the ocean with my kids. Twice. This is not the first time I’ve made this trip. Nor will it be the last, unfortunately. But this is the first time I’ve decided to make an illustrated alphabetical list about the trip. ENJOY. Little Girl was highly suspicious of the apple juice on the airplane. “Why isContinue reading “The ABC’s of My Trip”

Stuff I didn’t buy for Christmas

Here’s some toys my daughter won’t be getting this Christmas: #1. Press-on nails for little girls Mostly because at first glance it looks like it says “Call Girl Fingers.” #2. A babydoll that says, “Oops! I made a stinky!” Yes. This really exists. I laughed out loud in the toy aisle of WalMart. #3. AnyContinue reading “Stuff I didn’t buy for Christmas”

What to do with Christmas cards after the holidays?

I save photo cards after Christmas and make holiday place-mats with them. My grandmother actually did this years ago and we used to LOVE looking at Christmas 1965 or whatever underneath our plates. (Oh look! There’s Aunt Jodie strangling the cat in front of the Christmas tree!!) My own kids love it too. I haveContinue reading “What to do with Christmas cards after the holidays?”

I still think that elf is creepy

Last year I wrote about the Elf on the Shelf. Guess what? I still don’t like that elf. And now he has his own MOVIE?! Here’s a synopsis (from “An Elf’s Story is the inspirational tale of Chippey, the enthusiastic young scout elf who is assigned by Santa to restore Taylor’s belief in ChristmasContinue reading “I still think that elf is creepy”