Archive of ‘laugh about it’ category

The clink

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Almost a year ago, I made the decision to stop working outside the home so I could spend as much time as possible with my children. Just last week, I remember having tears in my eyes as I watched Miss E roll over for the first time. It was at 8:30 in the morning – […] Read more…

Monster-proofing

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I was a typical first-time parent. I turned our old house into a safety zone months before Monster was born. I assumed that though the infant wouldn’t be mobile for months, there was still a chance he would try to climb the steps/drink laundry detergent/slit his wrists with a butter knife. Now, as a second-time […] Read more…

They’re heeeeeere!

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One summer long ago, my friends and I went to Blockbuster every Wednesday afternoon and rented the scariest movies we could find. (Wow … does that make me sound like an old woman? I think “renting a movie” is my generation’s version of “candy used to cost a nickel.”) So a few of us pre-teen, […] Read more…

Cousin talk

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This is as verbatim as I can get with an excerpt from recent conversation I had with my 5-year-old nephew, Charlie, who loves being the oldest cousin; my 3-year-old nephew, Jimmy, who loves animals; and my 2-year-old son Monster, real name Vinny, who loves being obnoxious. Important to note this conversation takes place on a […] Read more…

41+ prego.

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So, I have officially lost my mind. I try to dress the part so people avoid me. No clothes fit me, so the bottom few inches of my huge prego belly hang out constantly. I don’t own maternity shorts, so I wear running shorts, which seriously makes my newly-plump lower half look like freshly churned […] Read more…

A-bombs and F-bombs.

I know we are dealing with a real North Korea threat right now, so jokes about nuclear warheads may seem off-color. But I feel that any parent to a toddler understands me when I say this: Every day is a North-Korea-threat-level day. Two-year-olds are magical bombs that can detonate, put themselves together and then detonate […] Read more…

The Easter Story

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I won’t go as far as saying that what happened this weekend was the worst thing to ever take place on Easter. After all, we’re talking about a holiday in which part of the story involves a dude who was arrested, tortured and killed in one of the worst ways imaginable. However, our Easter did […] Read more…

One dirty momma.

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You would think that being a parent means setting a good example in good hygiene. Before the kid came along, I did pretty well. I got my hair cut regularly. I showered every day. Then Monster came along, and I have never been more disgusting. My hair/face/eyebrows/general appearance has never been so neglected. What the […] Read more…

I want to go to there

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After college, I spent three months in Athens, Greece, using grant money to work with the Associated Press. I flew over with my mom and aunt, who helped me settle into my rinky-dink apartment, which I shared with a rockstar Indian engineer named Sijo, who insisted that I teach him to “dance like an American” […] Read more…

Fall down eight, stand up nine

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Teaching your kid to ride a bike is more than just a rite of passage – it’s what every parent associates with being a parent. Ask a mom- or dad-to-be what they are most looking forward to, and they WILL say, among other things, “Teaching them stuff, like how to ride a bike.” It’s on […] Read more…

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