I’m still here!

We managed to survive my daughter’s bout with the flu without anyone else getting it. Yay! Sadly, now everyone has a nasty cold (everyone except me) and is coughing and leaking snot all over the place. The kids seem to be coping with it okay, it’s just the hubs who has gotten his butt totally kicked by the cold.

Needless to say, I haven’t had much time to write lately. I know, it happens to all of us. So here’s an oldie but a goodie for those of you who haven’t been with me from the beginning.


Looking for a swinging bar! Originally posted on September 27, 2012

swingingMy daughter loves to swing on things. The most common object to swing on is a swing. We do have a tire swing in the back yard, but mommy and daddy really get tired of pushing her and her big brother on the swing.

In the absence of actual swings, she finds other things to swing on. She grabs ahold of the edge of the dining table, lifts up her feet, and swings back and forth. That’s pretty much the only object she can swing on in the house.

When we head to the playground, she heads straight to the swings. As I mentioned, mommy and daddy get really tired of pushing her on the swing. We now do the automatic scan of the playground for other things that she can swing on.

Which led to this priceless moment with our neighbour down the street, who had joined us at the playground with her kids.

Husband: Are there any good swinging bars around here?

Me: I don’t see any.

Neighbour: What?! (Very odd look on her face).

Husband: What? Oooooh! Not that kind of swinging bar!

This may explain why we’re having trouble making friends out here.

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Stuff I Didn’t Write #1

It’s Monday and I’m tired. My little girl woke up coughing at 5:00am and vomited all over her bed and me. When the cough meds finally kicked in, she was too awake to go back to sleep. So I didn’t get to either.

I’m mostly incoherent so here’s some stuff that I found on the internets to keep you amused and/or informed.

Why I won’t Educate My Kids – Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Why moms get NOTHING DONE – Story of this life

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That’s all for now. Going to grab a coffee and possible crawl under my desk for a quick nap.

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Bring me back my marbles!

Monday was a holiday here in our lovely part of the world… Family Day. And we had a whole lot of family over for the weekend. It was great! My kids loved playing with their cousins. My teensy toddler nephew discovered the marbles for the Hungry Hippo game and spent all weekend walking around with them clutched in his tiny fist.

I’m pretty sure he took my marbles home with him because that’s the only explanation for my week. Tuesday morning I dropped my son off at his school, then drove my daughter to her daycare… actually, I drove my daughter right past her daycare and almost all the way to my office. I would have made it to work except for a little voice that floated up from behind me in the van that asked, “Mommy, why are we going the wrong way?”

When I went home from work I forgot my phone, my precious phone, on my desk. I hate forgetting my phone. We don’t have a home phone line. I felt like I was missing calls all evening. Although to be honest, I hardly ever get calls. But if I had gotten a call, it would have been Tuesday night.

Last night when I realized that I had not supplies for the kids to make Valentines cards for their classmates, I hopped in the van to go to the dollar store. I parked in front of the store and went to grab my purse. Then I realized… it was still at home.

And that is why today I will take my lunch break to go pick up pre-made Valentines cards so that I don’t have to spend all evening pretending to be crafty.

I really need those marbles back little dude!

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