Zumba tried to kill me. (But my family didn’t help much either.)

So I went to my first ever Zumba class yesterday. I know, I know. I’m behind the times. Zumba has been popular for the last 10-15 years. But I am slow. A fact that was driven home to me most forcefully during a high-energy exercise class with about fifty women in a mirrored room. I lookedContinue reading “Zumba tried to kill me. (But my family didn’t help much either.)”

A Cautionary Tale

I was at Victoria’s Secret getting my teenage daughters some bras and underwear. (They were quite modest ones. Really.) The twins were running around like crazy people, climbing under the display tables, jumping off pretty padded benches, and screaming “UNDIES!!” at the tops of their lungs. I looked around at all the beautiful airbrushed photosContinue reading “A Cautionary Tale”

Mommy is trying to nap

The twins promised to play quietly in my room so I could take a nap. “Play quietly” was apparently defined by Little Girl as, “Bring every toy we own into Mommy’s room, especially the noisy ones”.  (Good to see you, Fire Truck. Ah, Tambourine! Join the party!) And Little Boy busily built paper-cup towers on myContinue reading “Mommy is trying to nap”

Boys and Girls are Different

After so many daughters, having a son is a little surprising sometimes. Apparently boys are different from girls even in illness. Recently both of the twins had a stomach virus. (At separate times, of course. We pass things around over a period of several weeks around here.) Little Girl lay on the couch with aContinue reading “Boys and Girls are Different”

We have reached 100 days!

Yesterday was the hundredth day of kindergarten and the twins were very excited. We’d finished their projects over the weekend, so I went ahead and sent the display boards in to school on Monday. In Little Girl’s class, her teacher said, “Oh wow! You brought your project a day early! Good job. Why don’t youContinue reading “We have reached 100 days!”

Doing a School Project with Kindergartners Part 2

If you remember, I recently wrote about the twins’ 100th Day project. Here’s an inside look at the making of that project: Me: Okay, so first you choose your paper to cut out. Little Girl: I want this one! Me: Oh that’s pretty. I like the blue flowers Little Boy: I like this one! Boo: You can’tContinue reading “Doing a School Project with Kindergartners Part 2”

Doing a School Project with Kindergartners

The twins have the hundredth day of kindergarten coming up, so they have to make a display of 100 objects to present to the class. This means of course, TWO HUNDRED things for us. I thought it would be fun to make paper flowers. The twins got excited about the idea and we ended upContinue reading “Doing a School Project with Kindergartners”