On the night before Valentine’s Day, I noticed that Boo, age 12, hadn’t filled out her valentines yet. The box was still sitting on the kitchen counter. I didn’t feel like walking up the stairs, so I texted her. Finally I sent GG upstairs to tell her sister to stop messing around and come writeContinue reading “Texting Fail”
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”
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”
Because it is Spring Break. Which means all my kids are home. All day. Which means all the creativity has been sucked out of me, and all I can do is sit here like an unmotivated lifeless blob. I’ll get back to you guys next week.
Okay. Well, I missed pinterest Monday yesterday. In my defense, it WAS a holiday… I’m sorry, Martin. I’m so ashamed….
Have you ever ordered something from a catalog that looked nice in the picture and then turned out to be horrifically ugly when you received it? This just happened to me with a Christmas present I ordered. What looked like a really nice purse in the catalog photo arrived in the box and… Ugliest. Purse.Continue reading “Christmas Gift Dilemma”
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”
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?”
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 target.com): “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”