The past that is our ongoing present

The only thing that is going to top this for her upcoming birthday is a real live puppy, and wow is she going to be devastated with a gift card to a hardware store.

A physical ache

Yes, the mornings are total chaos but a mother’s brain is messed up enough to miss them.

To Grandmommy’s house they went

Grandparents exist to exact revenge, and I don’t understand why there isn’t legislature to regulate this.

A note on family planning

Having more than one child doesn’t double or triple the work. It multiplies it to the nth degree. And then laughs at you.

More purple

“Purple People Eater” is the ongoing soundtrack to this home.

On bribery and bravery

Yet another developmental milestone whose rewards are in direct proportion to the years it takes off of your life.

Her direwolf

Not as big as the ones you’ll find in books written by paleontologists, but her bark makes up for all of that.

Snuggle screen time

Daughter, sister and long-suffering teacher.

A quick game of let’s give mom a heart attack

It’s like trying to keep track of tiny glass slippers and NO WONDER Cinderella’s stepmom was so uptight.

A pool party without the weather or the pool

I’m glad that the exercise ball I bought for my bad back is being used as it was originally intended.