Monthly Archives: June 2011

Things About Summer That Displease Me: A List

Summer’s here.  (sarcasm font on) Awesome (sarcasm font off). If you know me, you know that while I try to put on a brave face (okay, not really) I don’t really like summer that much.  I do a LOT of … Continue reading

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Humiliation in the Shallow End

I wanted to disappear.  I wanted to evaporate into a plume of smoke, become invisible, somehow cease to exist.  That’s how humiliated I was.  But, there was no escape.  Pumpkin Pie had said it.  In public.  And I had to … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: We Fear Change

Here at Cloud 8, it is a year of change.  This year the boys turn 5, 10, and 13.  Sweet Pea will be a teenager, Pickles has hit the double digits, and Pumpkin Pie will start kindergarten at the big … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Olive Oyl and Her Bestest Orange Tootsie Pop

My wonderful cousin, Olive Oyl kindly agreed to write a guest post for me today, and it’s awesome! Squeeee! Continue reading

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A Grown Up Dinner Out With the Shorties

A couple of days ago, before this hellish heat wave hit, we were sitting at Pickles playoff baseball game.  Without wasting a bunch of words on it, I will just say that it was a very exciting game, and tempers … Continue reading

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My Favorite Sweet Pea Story: His Bruther

When Sweet Pea was 2 1/2, we were expecting Pickles.  We had explained to Sweet Pea that his brother would be born in the hospital and that he would come home and live here in the house with us.  This … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Banana Stamps

Pumpkin Pie and I were in line at the post office today.  You would have thought it was the last mailing day before Christmas because there were a bazillion people there and there was, count ’em, ONE clerk.  What do … Continue reading

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Waffle Hunger Strike

Like lots of other kids, Sweet Pea is very hungry when he wakes up in the morning.  I mean like keep-your-hands-and-feet-away-from-his-mouth hungry.  Like unhinge-his-jaw-and-pour-the-food-in hungry.  Combine normal adolescent growing hunger with coming off stimulant medication and you have something close … Continue reading

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Gender Neutral Parenting

Have you heard about the Canadian couple who has decided not to tell anyone the sex of their new baby?  I mean not anyone.  Not even the adorable munchkin’s grandparents.  Way to alienate your loved ones, guys!  Evidently they want … Continue reading

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