Wednesday, August 11, 2010

After Dark

When the lights go out and it is time for bed, this...

...gets ugly.

Sure, he may SEEM to love the cat by day.

But, by night - oh boy!

The shriek. The howl. The sobbing.

A nightmare? A storm? An accident?

No, my friends. It is a cat. In his room.

The horror.

But, in the morning...

all will be right again.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Things I Never Thought I Would Say

They say you change when you become a mom. At first, I resisted this. I disbelieved. Then, I noticed I was a different person.

The most startling part is how quickly my list of "Things I Never Thought I Would Say" has grown. (Side note: Being a teacher, I actually did have this mental list before I had kids. The list consisted statements like, "What are you doing? We don't crawl down the hallway!" which I said to fifth graders.)

Anyway, seemingly every day I pause to think of the absurdity of what I say. I hope know I'm not alone in thinking this!

"Oh no, sweetie, we don't use our toothbrush on our pee pee."

"Honey, let's talk about our poopy a little more quietly."

"Please don't stick your finger in your brother's nose."

"Yes, sweetie, mommy does wear a bra."

"Let's not touch the kitty's bottom."

"You're right! Your poopy does look like a letter 'P'!"

My mental list fails me. I know there's more.

I guess we'll have to wait for the boys to wake up so they can remind me.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Weekend in Pictures

28 hours...

One "hootel" room...

Way too much fun to express in words.