more verbal than non

“And then we went to Lunsford’s and I played with everything while mom got my trumpet and then I collected more pokeballs cause their gazebo is a stop and then we went to Target and got school supplies and mom bought me gum! Why did you make a face when I said gum, mom? Dad, […]

over the shoulder boulder holder

My best bra went missing. I searched everywhere in my room in case the bra got put away with another item of clothing. I searched behind the washer and dryer in case the bra flung out of the large appliance and jumped behind it in a feat of disappearing genius. I searched the children’s rooms […]

dad will fix it

Supertween: “Daaaaad, my Netflix is broken.” Dad: “What’s wrong with it?” Supertween: “Well, I couldn’t remember the password, so I signed up for a free trial and now the trial is over.” Dad: twitch-twitch Supertween: “Can you fix it?” Dad: “I’ll see what I can do.”

Homework Ka-Boom

When one of my older children entered middle school, they surprised everyone by immediately having failing grades in their classes. We hopped on the online grade book and discovered that this child wasn’t turning in homework or projects. Tests and quiz grades were stellar. Homework was a consistent F. Since we knew the homework was […]


Last night This morning, I went upstairs at five to give the kittens their bottles. SuperTween was in the bathroom giving herself a manicure. “It’s five in the morning. Why are you awake?” I don’t know why I announced the time. SuperTween was inches from a clock. She knew the time. It was equally unnecessary […]


Supertween has been singing a single line from a Sound of Music song for days. “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night. I hate to go and leave this pretty sight.” I offered to look up all the lyrics to the song. “No. I like this part. So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night. I […]

it takes a licking and keeps on ringing

Nothing in our household is safe from the Tazmanian 3-y-o. Yesterday, Doug put a cookie sheet in the 400 degree oven and only noticed the cell phone sitting on the pan AFTER it was cooking in the oven. The pan was quickly retrieved from the oven. So quickly that the cell phone went flying off […]