Tag Archives: Parenting

Snowflake Security System?

Our hallway, courtesy of Carter and his crafting. It is festive by day but hazardous by night (think – paper cut to the face and multiple eye stabbings).  I pity the poor person who tries to navigate this in the … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

As I wandered through the kitchen, bags under my eyes, wearing my old, tattered, flannel pajamas and my new cozy, purple llama socks, a dog food dish in my hand, I heard Cody ask Husband what the word sexy meant. … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Southwest Christmas

I was the only member of Casa de Shoes on the Wrong Feet that wore long pants and a sweater as we walked around our local nursery searching for the perfect Christmas tree.  It was sunny and in the high … Continue reading

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No Jackets Required?

Carter, always one to find an excuse to get out of doing what he considers an unpleasant task, did not disappoint when told he had to go jacket shopping with me this morning. me:  Come on boys, we really need … Continue reading

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Advent Calendars (and sort-of advent calendars)

On the first day of December my true love gave to me… This year, we bought the boys Star Wars Lego advent calendars.  This morning they were excited to open the first door and piece together the mini Lego creation, … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Tin Pizza?

I’ll take a slice, but hold the Tin, please.

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The Tail of the Dog

My first two years of teaching, I worked with a population that was overwhelmingly high-needs.  The entire district was Title I, meaning that greater than 95% (I don’t know the exact percentage, but it was in the high nineties) qualified … Continue reading

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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Yesterday Cody had his friend Debbie over to hang out (at 12 years of age, I assume the term “play date” is no longer applicable.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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