I need to get this off my chest. I know I’m not the only one who has these challenges, and I hesitated if I should bother blogging about it all all. But you know what? I need some positive vibes here from you, or at least some commiserating… 🙄
So allow me to entertain you with a funny story first, and an exasperating one second.
Continue reading Living with teens at the end of the school year
Before I launch into another depressing weekend of rain, cold and no sun, let’s do something fun!
Let’s think up pet names. 🙂
Continue reading The names we give our pets
Don’t tell me not to get all worked up as this has the opposite effect on me.
Continue reading Tabulating random thoughts
I had this whole big rant planned this morning. But instead of dwelling on the negativity I’ll just give you the short version:
Continue reading A rant that isn’t a rant
An interesting thing happened in a college classroom the other day. The story recounted to me isn’t exactly surprising, but we did later described this situation to our kids in order to impart an important message.
Not surprisingly, the teenager was harder to convince than the tween girl.
Here’s what happened:
Continue reading Why bother?
Did you take my phone? The teenager wants to know.
No. Why would I take your phone? I respond.
He checks all his pockets in his pants, his hoodie, his hockey jacket. No phone.
He starts to panic a little.
Continue reading Life with teens
My dog walking is back. Seems the city is learning how to deal with winter and schools are open and everyone is expected to go to work or do grocery shopping or whatever it is that people do with their day so I got called back to my duties as dog walker extraordinaire. Because the dogs’ humans are back at work.
Wanna know something?
Continue reading Finally… (warning: rant ahead)
Girl children are so amazing, you know that? My kid amazes me.
So she’s supposed to bake cookies for Valentine’s Day to fundraise for something, but some idiotic rule that baking at home at teacher’s request is *unsafe* has the kids planning a baking event at school, instead.
Continue reading Less parenting? Sign me up.
La di da my entire schedule for the foreseeable future has changed.
Continue reading In the blink of an eye…
There are days when they barely eat what I cook.
Did you know tweens are fickle?
Teens too. 🙄
They want to eat meat, and meat is expensive, especially reputable meat (pasture raised, for example), so I gotta get creative here.
Today, I started with ground beef.
Continue reading Stretching meat to feed a hungry family