My daughter Elby’s best friend, Dylan, is moving away and I’m devastated for her. It’s really the worst thing that’s happened to her -besides me coming home from the hospital with twins. How does Elby feel about it? I don’t know because I haven’t told her. I have a sneaking suspicion she’ll take the news with a grain of salt and not sob for an hour straight and … [Read more...] about My Daughter’s First Best Friend Breakup
The other night my daughter Elby pulled “The Story of Babar” off her bookshelf to read as her bedtime story - a welcome respite from the endless recitations of Knuffle Bunny Too, Leonardo the Terrible Monster and a few Richard Scarry books which have been on a constant loop.Let me preface this post with the fact that I’ve read Babar before - not only was it read to … [Read more...] about Babar The Elephant – Friend or Freak?
The other day I was at Target (shocker!) browsing through an excellent selection of eight dollar tank tops. They were the extra long style which I happen to need since I am in possession of a serious muffin top, yet I insist on wearing low rise pants.So I was pretty engrossed in the tanks but I couldn't help but notice a woman pulling a dawdling toddler along by the wrist. … [Read more...] about Are You a Spanker?
My five-year-old daughter is a poor sport. She cheats at Trouble, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Chutes and Ladders, Go Fish and basically every game we play. I don’t know if cheating is the right word... well, yeah, it actually is. She likes to change the rules in the middle of the game to suit her needs. Did the spinner land on the bird that eats two cherries from her bucket in Hi Ho … [Read more...] about My Daughter is a Big Fat Cheater!
Elby will be five on November 12th, which in case you weren’t aware is “only a few weeks away and a week is seven days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - that’s a week!” Every day it seems that Elby and I need to go over her “birthday list.” This is a compilation of all the things she’s seen on commercials that she really really wants but … [Read more...] about Can I Overcome Five Years Of Birthday Party Failures?