Both boys sat in front of me at the breakfast bar this morning. I asked them normal questions about their night—“Did you sleep well? Did you dream? What did the purple minion do?”—as I turned to stare at the coffee pot.… Read More
So it’s back. Homework.
I mean, I knew it would come back around, but I just wasn’t ready. I feel that’s a going theme with school so far this year. “I’m not ready.” (And yet, I’m not even the one in school.)
On the first afternoon the boys both brought home homework, my husband was working his 24-hour shift so I got to tackle the dual-help on my own.… Read More
Sometimes they even fight over the dog, you guys.
I’ve written my internal angst regarding the end of summer break.
It’s true: I like having unfettered access to my kids. The rub, however, is that these two boys get tired of constant access to one another as the summer stretches its way through the calendar.… Read More
Apparently it’s the first day of school.
I know this because I set my alarm for 6:30 just so I could get up, make the coffee, and get a few things done before the boys rolled out of bed. When it went off, I had absolutely no idea what was going on, where I was, or why on Earth I needed to wake up.… Read More
How did we get here?
Where did the time go?
How is it already the last weekend of summer?
I feel like I just picked the boys up from their last day of school. I blinked and lost months. I went to bed one night in May and woke up one morning in mid-August.… Read More
Sometimes whirlwind weeks take us from back yard fire pits to actively providing security for the rings in a wedding.
These two brothers endured a whole lot of travel, high emotions during a visit with their sister, pressure to do things, and lots of late, late nights.… Read More