My oldest daughter ET (age 18) is going to school on the mainland. We hadn’t seen her since summer, so of course we were all glad when she was coming for Christmas vacation. Little Girl was particularly excited. “ET is my favorite sister!” she enthused. “Really?” I said. “Why is she your favorite?” “Probably because IContinue reading “Playing Favorites”
While I was driving one time, my husband texted me. I handed the phone to GG (age 14) and said, “Text Daddy that we’re on the way home.” She took my phone and pressed buttons. Then she returned it to me. A moment later, her own phone alerted her to an incoming text. “Look, Boo!”Continue reading “Stirring up trouble”
Getting the kids to church on Sundays can be difficult. Making all four kids get up, get dressed, maybe eat something, and get in the car is hard enough. But the fifteen-minute car ride to the church has begun to be the worst part. The fighting has gotten so bad we have been taking two cars to church, justContinue reading “Sunday Morning Ain’t So Easy”
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”
Little Boy is six years old. It’s a tough life for him because he has –count them!– FOUR older sisters. Even his twin sister is three minutes older than he is. The bright side of this is that he really knows how to get along with girls. And he’s used to taking orders from them too!Continue reading “That’s My Boy”
GG found a little plastic Yoda in a cereal box. So she made it pretend to vomit into her sister’s cereal bowl and declare, “Sick I feel.” This quickly deteriorated into a Yoda-insult contest. (“Stupid GG is.” “Stinky Boo smells.” Et Cetera.) Ah, my kids. I feel a strange mixture of proud and appalled.
I mentioned before that my teenage daughters have been expressing their affection for each other by fighting a lot. Here’s an example: We went out to eat at a nice restaurant with the kids and their grandparents. We had to ride in a small elevator from the parking garage. It was pretty crowded in theContinue reading “Sisters Reunited Part 2”
My oldest daughter, ET, is home for Christmas. (She has been going to school on the mainland.) Everyone is happy to see her, especially her closest sister, GG . Unfortunately, these two manifest their affection for each other by “play” fighting all over the house. It’s driving me crazy. I’m calmly reading a book inContinue reading “Sisters Reunited”