Deep Conversations

M2 and I sat on a bench this past weekend when out taking photos of the foliage. We sat for a bit not really talking and then she said: "Mommy can I ask you something that might make you mad?" I told her yes and I would do my best to not be mad or... Continue Reading →

Real Consequences

I know I have been away for a bit but it was not for lack of activity here. The summer mercifully wrapped up and it could not have happened in enough time as far as I was concerned. Unfortunately knowing something is going to happen is sometimes worse then not knowing. In this particular case... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Failing

"Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am. Bigger and stronger too, maybe. But none of them will ever love you the way I do, it's me and you....." (You've Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman) Wow this summer has been a challenge. I think the trapped in the... Continue Reading →

Reset Needed

Good morning all can I go back to bed now sigh.....last night was super rough. N decided she didn't need to listen to a darn thing I said and was escalating out of control. I literally had to stand between her and M2 to prevent them from going at it. Finally N calms herself down... Continue Reading →

Too Old and Too Tired

Wow it has been a few rough days. I feel like my head is spinning and all I want to do is sleep. I know though that sleep won't help it is an emotional tired that sleep doesn't fix. I started crying about 20 minutes after waking up this morning and the only thing going... Continue Reading →

Summertime Blues

I bought locks two weeks ago to put on the fridge, freezer and food pantries to try to curb how much food N has the ability to steal. It has worked for the most part but to give you the full picture of how the behavior is not actually hunger let me flash back to... Continue Reading →

Room Cleanings

Let me start by saying this is not a complaint in any way. It is more a statement of things that happened today in case some other parents reading might have this same struggle. I decided today since it was pouring rain outside that the rooms would be cleaned with my help. Now both my... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Time

Each year I tell myself we will go to the local berry farm to pick strawberries and honestly every year I remember again in July, well past strawberry season. BUT today I actually remembered AND we got there right before closing so we picked a bunch, well 3 pounds to be exact. What 3 pounds... Continue Reading →

Rebellious Teens

UUUUGGGGGGG is all I have to say about today and M2 and N. The morning started all right. I had bought a new Belgian waffle maker as I LOVE Belgian waffles. I had agreed with N that she could do nothing until 2pm. When I was done making them I let N know if she... Continue Reading →

Thursday Surprise

Yesterday M1 messaged me asking if we could sit down and talk about them getting Baby K back. I said I heard her on Sunday that she was going to do it and reminded her the form she needed was a change in circumstances. I explained I heard her, I get it and am not... Continue Reading →

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