Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Challenges’

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

I’m So Tired

Grateful to have everyone healthy again and for the good weather today. A good night's sleep would be icing on the cake.

So very, very tired. Bennett had a cold, Avery had a cold and neither of them was sleeping. It seems that we’ve seen the worst of it. I know because I noted how many times I asked Avery today to please sit down or to please stop doing that. I didn’t have to say that at all yesterday. I’m so glad everyone is getting better and that the weather today was good but man, I could use some sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, August 12th, 2013


photoI keep thinking it’s Friday and, alternately, not knowing what day it is at all. I feel like I need to squeeze as much as I can into and out of the last few weeks of summer break but also want the days to be totally free. Oh, summer.

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Monday, July 8th, 2013


trainI took this picture today and I love it because it is so rare these days that I get to take a picture of Chase where she looks like she’s happy and enjoying herself. She is often happy and does often enjoy herself but, I think, she mostly feels like life is pretty hard right a lot of the time. Having two little sisters is a lot. She and Avery are bumping heads. They each have some of their own friends now and that’s different for both of them. Bennett smashes and rips and destroys everything in her path (now sometimes on foot!) even when she’s doing her baby best to be careful. It’s a lot for 6. She’s on the hook a lot of the time.

I’m just guessing of course. She would probably tell me what was bothering her if I wasn’t always engaged in wiping someone else’s butt. That’s how it goes lately.

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013


yellowThis is probably her favorite dress. Let’s say it’s her favorite non-pyjama dress or, perhaps, her favorite dress that actually belongs to her. I don’t always let her wear it. I try to push it to the back of the closet sometimes… especially on school days but school’s out for Avery so pretty much everything is fair game.

We went through this with Chase too. The whole needing to wear a dress and fancy shoes thing and then trying to climb stuff. It wasn’t until just this year that Chase would agree that running shoes were probably her best bet for heavy duty fun. These ruffles don’t seem to slow her down however and, even though I was wearing perfectly acceptable footwear, I’m the one with aching feet. And nobody even cares. Not even a little bit.

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Friday, March 8th, 2013

Happy Friday!

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Whew, I say it every week but, we did it! We made it to Friday! Friday is always bath night. Avery comes home from school FILTHY. I really should have given her a bath last night but, well, I didn’t but someone along the way managed to wash the red paint off her forearm today. It was fine, see? We didn’t quite make it to bath *night* though it was more like bath afternoon. One of those. Did you have a good Friday?

In other news… lots of new developments around here

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013

This Girl

crownI think she fell down five or maybe six times today. She’s been accident prone since the beginning and it worries me. I hate it. Is it because she’s so tired all the time? Yesterday, I had to wake her from a nap and it took her almost 20 minutes to move from collapsed in a heap on the floor to willing to be carried to the car to go to a birthday party. But I mean, seriously, does your three year old stumble around all day like a drunken sailor?

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Monday, November 19th, 2012


We tried carrots yesterday. So much gagging. Such a fuss. They were much better received today.

Pink vintage

Chocolate milk because we had time to kill. I was so prepared today for an imaginary guitar lesson but it’s impossible to be late for one of those.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

There Was An Old Lady

I didn’t want to say anything about it because, let’s face it, putting it out there for everyone to read always leads to immediate jinxing. However I am so dumbfounded, stupefied really, by recent developments that I’m just going to do it anyway. My children have stopped asking to watch tv. Chase mostly. Avery still asks about it a couple of times a day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Sandy Days 1 & 2

We’re very lucky that Sandy passed through here leaving us unscathed. I was so worked up about the storm yesterday. I was really, really worried but, in the end, everything was fine. We spent our second day at home today. We made it! Only to find out after dinner that school is cancelled tomorrow too! Can you believe that? There aren’t enough  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Summertime Rolls

(It is technically still summer.) Busy, busy. We have added an after school activity for the first time ever. It’s a lot but it’s doable. Though somehow I feel like I was the one playing lacrosse all afternoon instead of sitting around and watching it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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