After dance class last week, Elliot wanted to celebrate the first dance class of the year with an ice-cream treat. I can't turn down an ice-cream request, because I love it more than the kids! From McDonald's, Elliot and I got soft cones while Ellis got an ice-cream sundae (better option for little peeps). Photo… Continue reading Kids say funny things: Part 5. Ice-cream
This is just some random thoughts about motherhood as I'm laying in bed unable to fall asleep. It's tough to be a fun, likeable, and patient mom a lot of times. To be like that most of the time is almost impossible. I have unreasonable expectations of myself that I need to be this way… Continue reading So hard to be a mom
I came upon this nostalgic poem that is great for the changing season and shorter days. This poem reminds me of my kid's curious eyes and wide smile when they gaze upon nature's marvels, like finding a hermit crab perched on a rock, discovering a strange-shaped leaf, or seeing squirrels dart across the yard. It… Continue reading E.E. Cummings’ poem for the young at heart
School has already started for many or will start in a matter of days. I can imagine the spectrum of feelings a lot of us are experiencing: first-day jitters, anxiety, excitement, fear, relief, dread, freedom, anticipation, happiness, hope, among others. I have mixed emotions. Since I'm my kid's teacher, I feel an enormous amount of… Continue reading A new school year already?!
Kids want a pet: anything furry and cute. This topic is brought up on a daily basis and potential animal choices run the wild gamut: dog, cat, bearded dragon, baby otter, or a cub cheetah. Their latter choices baffle me. I'm like, what?! How do you cuddle a cheetah? We've had various tiny pets over… Continue reading We want a furry, cute pet!!