Category Archives: Little Feet

The Toilet Paper Situation

Yesterday Cody had his friend Debbie over to hang out (at 12 years of age, I assume the term “play date” is no longer applicable.  I am fine with this, not ever really liking that term anyway).  They had plans … Continue reading

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Too Much Minecraft?

Cody:  How do you make it spawn a new page? I showed Cody how to open up a new blank document in Word and left him to continue his school work.  His question had me laughing on the inside but … Continue reading

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Nighttime Manners

“Stop!” The command came from Carter who was fast asleep in his tent.  (He has been indoor camping in the bedroom he shares with his brother for several weeks now in a pop-up tent.) The loud command woke me up.  … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – 80 Degrees and Boy Tooth Fairies

Eighty degrees on a Sunday morning.  Husband is gone on his yearly trip to the Reno air races.  The boys and I head off to the Desert Botanical Gardens, (admittedly, there was some grumbling for they wanted the Science Center … Continue reading

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Fist-pump for our Demise

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown started it. I had not read the book, a library book picked out by Carter with many others on our last trip to the library.  I walked into the living room and saw … Continue reading

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Returning

Ten days without kids.  Oh yes, this happened. Our vacation started off as a family vacation.  We flew up to my hometown to spend time with my mom.  It was a whirlwind tour of Washington and some the places and … Continue reading

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Passing More than Just Gas

While cleaning out Carter’s school backpack to make it usable as a carry-on bag for our trip to Washington, I came upon this: In case you need a translation: I passed a note Lol – cute, maybe cat, face. I … Continue reading

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Eating your Fractions

To keep their brains in somewhat of a school mode, I conduct a summer school of sorts at our dining room table.  Monday through Thursday for an hour or two in the morning the boys work on maintaining their reading, … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Missing Piece

Husband left this afternoon on a business trip.  It is not long, less than a week, but it is unusual and the boys and I feel its strangeness. He had been gone perhaps an hour.  The boys and I finished … Continue reading

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“Where’s the Tequila?” Asks My 11 Year Old Son

What do you do when it is 108 degrees out and the weather forecast is predicting 120 degrees in just a few days time?  You practice making sweet sun tea. Cody and Carter researched sun tea and found a recipe … Continue reading

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