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Language Barriers

By |June 29th, 2015|

My husband and I speak very different languages. His involves a clear set of words in a logical sequence, and mine involves broken sentences, some grunting, and a LOT of pointing and nodding in an intended direction.

I know our language barrier is really frustrating for my husband. I mean, why wouldn’t it be frustrating when a massive spider is running full speed across the living room and all you can do to communicate to your husband where a tissue, shoe, or other heavy object is is stammering and point when he’s pressing you for an answer and visibly annoyed? […]

A Parent’s Ode to Dr. Seuss

By |June 27th, 2015|

We sit on the floor after dining at lunch and I grimace and groan at the book he has clutched, for a Dr. Seuss book wears me out like a…really worn out thing.

We get comfy cozy and open the book, and words jump right out as if let down from a hook.

They beat me and mock me and make feel dumb. A four year degree you’d think I’d not done.

But cuz I love Bubs and our nap time routine, I plow on ahead with the lyrical theme.

I read and I read and I read him some more, til curse words […]

Precocious

By |June 26th, 2015|

This week at story time the librarian told the kids that they would be reading about bullies. She asked the kids what a bully was and there were usual answers of “sometimes they hurt you”, “sometimes they aren’t nice to you,” “sometimes they say mean things to you.”

The librarian leaned back in her chair and opened her mouth to segway as she readied the next book as another little girl added, “ And sometimes they can take you away.”

The librarian gave a quick, awkward giggle and said, “Well…that’s a kidnapper, and we don’t want that.”

Well that elevated quickly. […]

Mom Legs

By |June 24th, 2015|

We were watching TV the other night after the kids went to bed. I don’t even remember what was on. All I CAN remember is how amazing the woman’s legs were. She was wearing a form-fitting skirt (I have a bin of those in the “I have a dream” section of the closet), high heels, and her legs were curvy, tan, smooth, and had a beautiful sheen about them. As I put my pajama shorts on that night and looked down at my own legs, I realized that television is in fact not reality and that there is such thing […]

Rockin’ Stupid

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Kids have this uncanny ability to make you feel really stupid. I remember working in the nursery at church in the 6-week to 6-month infant room and babies just staring completely stone faced at me while I tried to make silly faces, play patty-cake, or do tickle monster. I’m sorry, who are you to belittle me?

I envy the confidence the librarians at story time have. I spend half of story time being slightly embarrassed for them, yet sooooo grateful for their enthusiasm and expression since I know my kid loves it! It can’t be easy to shake your sillies out […]

Self Talk

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Self-talk is pretty powerful. I personally self-talk myself into twice the suggested serving size of chips and cookies more often than I care to admit. But self-talk can lead to positive things too…like showering, doing your hair and make-up, and putting on a respectable outfit for the day. Was anyone else wondering how much self-talk Duchess Kate did to psych herself up to face all of that humanity who couldn’t wait to see her right after she had her babies??

Self-talk can lead to creating a scheduled, routined day for your kids rather than letting the madness take over and the […]

Mommy Manipulated

By |June 23rd, 2015|

It’s possible my kid is developing into a master manipulator. I’m not up on my child psychology, but I feel like this is part of the “threenager” characteristics I’ve been warned about.

A crisis was brewing because the mini Thomas the Train was missing. We went back and forth talking about how he could just be content playing with the other mini trains he had in front of him and about how Thomas must still be in the toy bin in the basement. Without missing a beat he responded with “Mommy, you get it? You take care of me?”

You take care […]

Postpartum

By |June 19th, 2015|

I’m no physician or psychologist, so I can’t tell you how long an average woman in her prime child-bearing years experiences postpartum symptoms, but I’m going out on a limb and suggesting that they last longer than the societal 6-8 week maternity leave.

I cry a lot. Like, a lot a lot. I used to be Heartless Hannah and it annoyed my husband. I didn’t cry on our wedding day, I avoid sappy movies that evoke an emotional response, and things that should make me cry tend to actually make me belly laugh. But now that I have kids, I’ll change […]

Beginnings

By |June 16th, 2015|

After promptings from several people, I decided to start a blog. I have no idea how frequently I’ll post since like most other stay-at-home moms, my days consist of trying to keep the other beings (human and canine) in my household alive until bedtime. And my intention for this blog is for it to be a humorous stop in everyone’s day (pressure)…and sometimes you can’t force that.

The inspiration for the name of this blog comes from something that has “been made possible by viewers like you.” Martha Speaks. Thank you, PBS, for creating so many shows that consume even the […]