It has been a long time since I posted, and with good reason. The boys are gone. We almost quit foster parenting. Some types of trauma can not be healed in a family foster home, and that is hard to admit when you are the foster home in question. Some types of trauma do not… Read More Yes, No, Maybe So
One of the preschoolers has hit a phase where he wants to negotiate everything. He wants more, he wants better, when given two choices he wants the unnamed third that exists only in his mind. Completely age appropriate, but of course we’re working on it, especially trying to get him to do his negotiation more… Read More My preschooler’s negotiation skills need work
I realized today just how long it has been since I have spent any time in my backyard – two months. Yep. That’s WAY TOO LONG. But what’s a mother to do? My priorities are just different at the moment. But I still miss it. I miss the smell of the grass. I miss the… Read More I miss my backyard
I used to read all those blog posts about “things you learn when you have boys“, and laugh. I enjoyed them, but surely children who do and say those things are the exception rather than the rule, right? HA! No. Here is my list of things I have actually heard come out of my mouth.… Read More Things I have actually had to say
I know that children, eventually, grow out of a need to know exactly where their mother is at all times of the day and night. Eventually. But mine aren’t there yet. It’s 3:13 in the morning, and I am just now able to leave their room without one of them shrieking. We don’t do “cry… Read More You have a child – you will never sleep again!
I have a large bag of fun-size 3 Musketeers bars. A very large bag. I got it Thursday and ate one or two. But since FRIDAY, well, let’s just say that was only two days ago and the bag is now almost empty. There is a reason. Most of you have been in an airport. You know… Read More The cure for too much noise is chocolate
Being a mom is lovely, absolutely lovely. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Keep your corporate job, keep your million dollars, I’ll keep my stay at home with two toddlers life. Seriously. I waited so long to be able to rock children to sleep that I’ll keep it and love it even during the phases… Read More When it rains, it pours (aka: the week of teething, and chickenpox, and several other things)
This little boy my husband and I are fostering is learning SO MUCH. It’s like his brain is full of little Christmas lights and every day we get to see more of them light up. The other day I started sneezing… Me: Achoo! DC: (with a wondering look in his eyes) Hoo? Me: ACHOO! DC:… Read More I love watching him learn