Category Archives: Behavior Management

Sweet Pea Morning

Our dear Sweet Pea is turning 13 this week.  I know, it is a milestone year for us.  In honor of him, I finally finished an old half-done post about him I had hanging around.  You may know that dear Sweet … 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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Just to Clarify a Few Things: An Open Letter to the Shorties

There seems to be some confusion lately on Cloud 8 and I feel the need to take a moment to clarify a few things in the form of an open letter to the shorties. Dear Shorties: 1.  If I am … Continue reading

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The Day We Knew Pumpkin Pie Was Smarter Than Us

When Pumpkin Pie was 2, there was a day when something happened and Husband and I knew.  We just knew.  Oh crap, this kid is officially smarter than us.  What the heck are we gonna do now? When our kids … Continue reading

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Pickles and the Staples

    Pickles wanted his awesome fuzziest-blanket-on-the-planet on his bed yesterday and when I took his sheets off, I was very surprised by what I saw.  Staples!  Lots and lots of staples.  Was Pickles doing some late night collating?  It … Continue reading

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Please stop yelling at me!

Last week was a lousy week by any standards.  Husband was away and by Thursday evening I was almost ready for the nervous hospital.  Wed was particularly sucktackular, and there was some yelling.  I am not proud of it, but … Continue reading

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A Ruff Day

Sometimes when I pick up Pumpkin Pie at preschool, I bring Doodle Dog along just to air him out and give Pumpkin Pie a little treat.  Pumpkin Pie likes the enthusiastic puppy greeting in the van.  In a freak coincidence … Continue reading

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