Thursday, April 14, 2022
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Five-Second Screenplays on Raising Sons and Daughters: Developmental Differences
|She's led a hard life.
Saturday, April 2, 2022
"Here it is, your moment of Zen." -Jon Stewart
Joe and the bigs are visiting my dad and Sandy for a ski trip. So the littles and I needed something to do. I brought them to a petting zoo/amusement park/regular zoo rolled into one, in San José. We petted hot, sweaty goats and watched them poop. We rock-climbed and went down two-story slides. We saw a Giant Anteater. There's even a roller coaster there that Arthur is tall enough to ride.
They did not want to leave.
Friday, March 4, 2022
Love is biting your popsicle in half and sharing it with someone who just rollerbladed over your bare toes by mistake.
You can be mad as hell at someone and still want to sleep in the same bed.
Bathroom humor is the glue that binds us all.
Ownership is a relative and fleeting thing.
There can be such a thing as "community" underwear.
Brotherly goodwill is more important than avoiding backwash in your Sprite.
There's a special place in hell for he who purposely occupies your favorite chair at the dinner table.
Peace on Earth begins in the home.
Existential FOMO takes root when someone close to you uses the red swing, the top bunk, and that one coveted pair of socks with the avocados on them.
Some people get away with everything.
The more older brothers you have, the greater the chances that your first spoken phrase will be, "the snake bited the man's penis!"
The only sanctioned type of bullying is of the (mild) sibling-on-sibling kind.
Leading by example means teaching someone all of your favorite swears.
An eye for an eye; a punch in the solar plexus for a balltap.
To err is human; to forgive is for the sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
A brother is a first friend, a best friend, and one of the few people who will take the time to wake up early with you to watch the trash truck.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
"I probably have an idea." -Zach, when he wants to say something
"White weddings give me gas." -James, listening to Billy Idol in the car
"We don't have time for this!" -Zach, fighting his nap
And some Memes for Moms of Boys-
Monday, April 27, 2015
Elise was a little sad that it's not a baby sister, yes. But she is okay now.
OMG, what am I going to do with FOUR BOYS running around my house?!?!
Monday, April 13, 2015
Might be finding out the baby's sex in a week, when I have my regular doctor visit, if they can squeeze me in between regularly scheduled ultrasounds. But if they can't, and I'm still in suspense, I am not waiting until 20 weeks, y'all. I'm gonna go blow $100-150 on an elective 3D u/s because this is my last time doing this whole pregnancy thing and I refuse to be reasonable.
Besides, I need a way to mark the passage of time other than puking.
My dad is here visiting, and yesterday Elise asked him what he was going to dream about that night. He said, "I think I'm going to dream about your [baby] sister!" I promptly reprimanded him; she is already putting on a brave face and saying she's cool if the baby ends up being another brother, but dude. That is gonna be, like, too much to bear if she is hearing that "sister" ish and the baby ends up being brother #4 for the poor girl.
Oh well. Elise's teacher (wonderful lady) has been busy telling her about how she grew up with FIVE brothers and everything turned out okay. Thanks, Mrs. DeChellis. We love you!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The best part was when old bathwater squirted out onto my new-ish ottoman and the shark was declared "alive". That, and when Will was like, "Sharks don't even breathe air!" after Joe stopped recording.
Think I'm ready for holiday break to be over.