Archive of ‘laugh about it’ category

Game on

I played soccer year-round for nearly two decades. It was a huge part of my life – all the way up until I got pregnant. I tried playing a few games while with child, but after a few shots to the stomach, I decided maybe it wasn’t in the best interest of the baby. My […] Read more…

Cast Away

During my pregnancy with Monster, I spent a lot of time with our dog, Mona. She and I went for a run almost every morning and a walk every afternoon. We cuddled in the evenings and spent weekends at the park. I did a lot of research on how to preserve your puppy’s feelings once […] Read more…

Please, please don’t be the end of naptime

My 2-year-old nephew is a diagnosed insomniac. No lie, the child wakes up at 1 a.m. and is up for the day. His poor parents are beyond exhausted. His older brother is at his wit’s end. Oh – and my sister-in-law is pregnant. I tell you this so you know that I realize that other […] Read more…

SuperBaby

Resampled952012-10-149509-28-5395460

I know few little girls, so my only frame of reference for toddler behavior is largely based on the activities of my son and my nephews. Sweeping as this generalization may be, I still assert that little boys are brazen. Perhaps it’s that they don’t know better. I would think that’s what most people would […] Read more…

Shut up.

I’m used to my son shushing me. It all started months ago when I was singing him to sleep. I was two verses into “The Rainbow Connection” (Kermit-style) when Monster looked up at me and said, “Momma, sssshh.” I can’t blame him. I’m the Rosanne-Barr-National-Anthem equivalent of lullaby singers. In fact, there are times I […] Read more…

Murphy’s Law

cheese

Mark it down: On Aug. 20, 2012, Harris Teeter, our local grocery store, ran out of cheese samples. That makes Aug. 20, 2012, the WORST DAY of Monster’s life. There are two entrances to the store. We usually go in the entrance by the deli, where we are promptly greeted by a display of domestic […] Read more…

“Oh, you’re here?”

eating

Monster is like a miniature version of the town drunk. That sounds harsh, but let’s explore this. There’s the obvious: slurred speech, drooling, poor motor skills, somehow always having a bump on his head, wetting himself, thinking the toilet is hilaaaaaaarious. What cemented this theory is something I witnessed recently at the bite-size table where […] Read more…

Creepy

So, kids are creepy. I don’t mean in an “old-uncle-want-some-candy” kind of way. No, kids are creepy because they stare, say weird things and stare some more. Take a few nights ago. Monster has been having some difficulty sleeping on his own and I gladly welcomed him into our bed. As he was drifting to […] Read more…

Thinking before you speak

You know what’s even more annoying that dealing with a fussy toddler when it’s just the two of you in a public place? Having your husband later say, “Well, he’s never like that when he’s with me.” Really? REALLY? What is that? What is that thing loose in men’s brains that make them say things […] Read more…

Oh, &%@#

vin-haircut-copy

When drawn out over a long enough timeline, I think you can view parenting as a series of “Oh, &%@#” moments. First, there’s, “Oh, &%@#, we’re pregnant.” Then, “Oh, &%@#, we’re going to be parents.” Then, “Oh, &%@#, this hurts.” Then, “Oh, &%@#, this kid won’t stop crying.” Then, “Oh, &%@#, I have to stop […] Read more…

1 7 8 9 10

error: Content is protected !!