Nope, that’s not some clever trick title. It’s the beginning of a variety of jokes told around the house, ever since nobody got my “Why was 6 afraid of 7″ joke. Here’s the dinner conversation this evening:
Brigid (my sister): Hey Adam, why was B afraid of C?
Adam: I can’t do a joke right now.
Brigid: Oh, well….
Adam (finishes chewing): Okay, I’m ready now. Why was B afraid of D? Read more…
In celebration of all of this (damned) snow, CLICK HERE to read my latest article on Mommy Poppins, and as an extra bonus a cute picture of Ryan and Margaret romping in the snow
In between dinner and bed, the kids always have “movie time,” which is a fancy name for “stop wrestling and sit quietly on the couch while mom chases peas across the floor.” Anyway, long story short, once the movie is over (or I finish cleaning) everyone knows it’s time to get ready for bed – no muss, no fuss. Except when the special features on said movie are actually special.
The following video is a 2 minute excerpt of the epic dance party we have every time we watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp. One of the special features is learning to dance like an Oompa Loompa for two of the songs (if you haven’t seen this movie, the Oompa Loompa shows throughout are reason enough). Even James, who is sometimes a little embarrassed to be seen dancing with his baby brothers and sister, can’t resist. You can see him start to get into the action at the edge of the screen, right before he breaks it down for you. CLICK HERE to be entertained.
Yes, the Monday Minute is on a Saturday. But technically, it happened on Monday…
One of the things I love about Fresh Direct is their awesome customer service. Bad produce? Smushed bread? Broken eggs? All it takes is a quick email to customer service and within minutes you receive an earnest reply with an apology and a credit for the unacceptable items. The groceries are delivered in cardboard boxes, and I often leave putting away the produce for last since I just line it along the counter anyway. Well apparently I forgot an entire box of fruit this afternoon. My mistake. Upon opening it, I found this.
In 2013 I continued the tradition of posting my New Year’s resolutions to the general public in an effort to better keep them. And here we are, unbelievably, in the second week of 2014. I noticed that last year I posted my results on New Year’s Eve and my resolutions on New Year’s Day. How did that happen?!
Reluctantly, as I worked on goals for 2014, I took a look at last year’s resolutions. Here is my report card in all of its glory. Kind of.
In 2013, I firmly resolved to: Read more…
1. There’s only time to water you once a day. Trust me, I understand what it feels like to want a drink around 6pm, but take it easy.
2. Try not to feel embarrassed about the eyes and mouth we made for you. Ever since Adam found out about the drinking water thing he knows you’re still alive. And if you’re alive you obviously have to have eyes and a mouth so Margaret can tell if you’re awake or asleep. Duh. Read more…
The holiday season is in full swing – does anyone else feel like Christmas sucker-punched you this year? 12 days away? 8 days left of Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping? 6 school days left to show the teachers you can come up with something better than a #1 teacher mug? 16 teachers, paras, and therapists to sincerely acknowledge without taking out a second mortgage?
Don’t panic – I stumbled across a site that might help you out. Click here if you’re looking for a low cost but high quality way to spruce up those gift cards. You Are Strong, You Deserve A Break, You Are Blessed, You Make A Difference… these are just a few of the 28 “Love Notes” found on this site.
You can write them into a card, frame them, incorporate one into a craft with your special needs child, engrave one onto a pencil box (or mug), or use them to inspire your own words. If you’re looking for something slightly more elaborate, you could always wrap one of your favorite love notes around one of these and put some of this in it – what busy parent or teacher wouldn’t appreciate an easy, beautifully put together meal? No, I’m not hinting! Unless my husband happens to be reading this…
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