Archives for March 2017

None of Your Business

Last year Evie (10 years old) mentioned to me that her (12 year old) sister Dani told someone at school, “it’s none of your business.”

The conversation:

Me: Dani, why would you tell your friend, “it’s none of her business?”

Dani: (after lengthy explanation) So you see it really was none of her business.

Me: Maybe, but you can’t say that to people.  I raised you to be kind and sweet.  And that phrase just isn’t nice.

Dani: Well, I’ve heard you say, “it’s none of your business.”

Me: I did not.

Dani: You remember the other night when you and Dad were talking and I wouldn’t go to sleep.

Me: Ya…well…that’s different.  You wouldn’t go to bed and what we were talking about really was none of your business.   I would never say that to like…a friend.

Dani:  Aren’t I your friend?

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  None of your business.

Just Venting

My expectations for motherhood were…frankly…completely wrong!   I had no conception of the great love and joy I would experience.  I also had no clue exactly what I was getting myself into.  And now, an excerpt from this past year:

It’s quiet in my house–too quiet.

I glance into my 6-year-old son’s room and am momentarily stunned speechless.  (Please stop now if you are easily grossed out.)  Dax is, happily, peeing down the air vent!  Ya, the type of air vent that connects to ALL the air vents in our home.  I swiftly approach my amazing man:

Me: (as I’m gripping his shoulders, shaking him slightly in frustration)  What are you doing?!!  You can’t do things like this!!!  You can’t pee down the vent!

Dax is now waving his hands up and down as if to calm me down.

Dax: (sincerely)  It’s ok Mom.  Whenever I go to my room, I do this all the time.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Scheduling another vent cleaning.  

At my husband’s request, I’m adding a related story that he just reminded me of:

Time:  Shortly after above incident.

 Dani: (age 12)  Something’s been dripping on my head at night?  What is that!?!

I should note that Dani has a ceiling air vent, just above her bed.  Her bedroom also happens to be located directly under Dax’s bedroom.  Good times.

Pickles and Ketchup

I recently took my kids for a drive thru feast–cheeseburgers at McDonald’s!

 Me: I’d like 6 cheeseburgers with just pickles and ketchup.
Mase (8 years old) (angry): Just pickles and ketchup!  Just pickles and ketchup!  Why did you get just pickles and ketchup?!!
Me:  Calm down buddy.  What did you want on your burger?
Mase:  I wanted MEAT!

And yes, I did let Mase whine for the next ten minutes as he assumed I had bought him a meatless cheeseburger.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Cutting back on my fast food feasts.

Not actual McDonald’s cheeseburger. This scrumptious square came from Wendy’s.


Well, hello!  It’s been a bit longer than I planned.  I’m assuming that I’m talking to empty internet space, but that’s ok.  At my house I’ve become very skilled at speaking and having no one listen.

So, it’s been 5 years and I have 5 new developments:

#1 In addition to our 4 minions, we now have a daughter, Rose–she’s 3!  We also lost an angel to miscarriage.  Then! We had one last little guy–Hen, who’s 1.  We feel so very blessed and are soooo so SO DONE having kids.

#2  I am also the proud new owner of a Fitbit Charge 2.  I just knew this was going to change my life.  And it has!   Now I’m capable of calculating my exact laziness from day to day–awesome.

#3  I have acquired about 1000 new Facebook likes from fake Facebook liking accounts.  Such love!

#4  I just noticed this–suddenly, there is a new Arby’s–BY MY HOUSE!  The fact that I could buy an Arby’s french dip sandwich any day of the week makes me giddy.

#5  Lastly, I recently got my laundry 100% caught up.  Amazing–I know!  I’ve been basking in the fabulousness of it all, then…our dryer broke.  My husband, who doesn’t fix things, is sure he can fix the dryer so…ya…no worries.  Looking good I think:

That’s probably more than anyone wanted to know!

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Attempting to Accomplish my (never before accomplished) Fitbit goal--10,000 steps!

I wanted to let you know I’ll be keeping comments closed on most of my posts for a bit.   I know that’s annoying!  I love comments and commenting…I just need to keep my blogging/life very simplified for now.