The Stories

Sometimes life throws you the oddest shaped lemon in the world and you have to talk about it.


The Velociraptor: A Car Rental Review

Introducing the Hundai Veloster, the latest addition to our car fleet. It’s a rental, due to a kid on his phone backing into my own car. I should have kept my mouth shut when I casually mentioned I would drive anything but a rental minivan. I should have been more specific.

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Bad Things Happen in … Fours

It’s a new thing, I’ve decided. I refuse to follow the rule of 3 to assume tonight was the first of a new round of crap. Do not tell me otherwise. Do not fight me on this. Thursday night y’all know about.


 

Father-Daughter Date Night, Shaken not Stirred
Innocence removed, not by choice. You, sir, are an asshole. 

 


So Be It: The Dismantling of the Innocent Recreational Dance Audience…and Grandma

The chances of me ever being invited back to sit in the audience at a rec dance recital is slim. Of course, this isn’t the official word from my daughter’s dance studio but based on how she reacted…


My Autism Hero

Her name is Katrina. He was four. I was lost. My son was diagnosed with autism at age four and my world’s axis tilted. I wasn’t sure what to do, what to say, who to ask for help…I just knew I was thrust into the world of autism and had no clue what it …


The Time Capsule

Offspring #1 has an end-of-year project that involves a considerable amount of work for mom. Offspring #1 has no interest in this type of thing – or anything that doesn’t involve Legos, paper airplanes, Legos, or well frankly… Legos. Guess who gets to figure out what to fill a metal can with for some odd Read more…


 

Grocery Shopping + Kids =

Better half is gone tonight. It seems that’s when the oddities occur and I’m still struggling to figure out why that is. Is he the calm in the storm? The missing link?We’re on our way to the grocery store. Mommy has to make one stop at Big Box Retailer for one item. After we’re safely Read more…


 

You People Make Me Drink

Just ask Justin Morneau. The other day Mini Me fell at the playground. Ms DareDevil herself was upside down on the monkey bars and ended up landing on her head four feet below where she started. Ice, love, cuddle time, OTC meds, and definitely no napping that day, ER the next day.Did you know Read more…


 

ROUND THIRD!

Growing up, my brother and I were taught the tips and tricks of competitiveness. After all, it was a major component of our genetics we should learn how to work with it instead of against it. Basically it worked. I couldn’t be anywhere but on top. As I entered my thirties I realized that competitiveness had Read more…


 

The Bully

My son was bullied after school one day this week. He walks to a neighbor’s house after school and she saw it happen. So did another parent. The kid was confronted right away, scolded, and everyone went on their merry way. Both adults who saw it happen talked to Buddy to make sure he was Read more…


 

Sticky Situation

I still try to figure out why certain unimportant objects trigger something I want to blog. But here I am beginning a blog on price tag adhesive.Per previous blog postings, you know our household is gluten free. All baking (the three times I’ve done it the past 12 months mind you) has been done with Read more…


 

Being a Grown Up

Picture it. It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I’m ready to pop because the living room has Legos spewed across the entire living room, the carpet in the kids’ rooms is barely visible, and there is toothpaste in places in the bathroom I never thought was possible. All I want to do is Read more…


 

Dear Mom

You didn’t tell me a few things about being a parent that I’ve had to learn as I’ve grown as a parent.I could still use a little assistance on how to make first-initial shaped pancakes. Actually, while we’re at it, I could use a lot of help learning how to make that first pancake Read more…


 

Mom’s Health Comes Last

I’ve fought plantar fasciitis for almost three years already. Many times in the last 34 months I have considered how to clean up after me taking a hack saw to my ankles to get rid of the pain in my feet. Really, at certain times I’ve convinced myself the pain of whacking off both feet would be less than continuous, 24-hour pain. Read more…