Tag Archives: pickles

Things My Youngest Child Will Never Have, For Better or Worse.

I was at a birthday party for a kid in Pumpkin Pie’s class recently.  I have been doing this “Parenting Thing” for over 13 years now and while I am no expert, I am certainly experienced because 13 years of … Continue reading

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Husband’s New Buddy Brian

Husband has this running joke with Pickles.  At least I think it is a joke.  Since this summer, Husband has been joking with Pickles that he has been hanging out with Pickles’ friend, Brian.  This sends Pickles into fits, trying … Continue reading

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Things That Have Changed Since I Have Been Working: A List

It has been about 6 weeks since I started back to work.  Of course lots of things have changed because, you know, I am not here all the time.  Duh.  I am still here about half the time, but, whatever. … Continue reading

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Drag Week: It’s Not What You Think

I may have mentioned that Pickles likes to swim.  He has been on the swim team at Our Neighborhood’s pool for the last few years and has enjoyed it.  As a kid, I had no idea such things existed, so … 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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Pumpkin Pie and Rookie Baseball

In Our Town, Rookie Ball is T-ball.  It the entrance for kids into the world of baseball.  Neither of our older boys played T-ball.  Sweet Pea was too whack-a-doodle to play when he was 5, and when Pickles was 5, … Continue reading

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Rule #1

The awesome Kate and Lydia at Rants from Mommyland (which I insist you read obsessively, like me) did a funny post about Rule #1 in their houses.  I couldn’t resist asking that loaded question here at Cloud 8.  This is … Continue reading

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The Legos Have Been Kidnapped and No One Cares But Me

Pumpkin Pie left the legos out.  Again.  Sweet Pea and Pickles played with them while they were out, but Pumpkin Pie was in charge of them and left them out when he went to bed.  For the third day in … Continue reading

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Journey of The Grabatron 2000

Pickles was recently given an assignment that threw him for a loop.  He is supposed to come up with an original invention.  It is actually a pretty big assignment, they have to create an invention, come up with an advertisement … Continue reading

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Life Litter

Everywhere I go in my house, there are these little pieces of thin, rigid, clear plastic film.  They are triangular and roughly the size of a postage stamp, although some are bigger.  They get all static-y and are stuck to … Continue reading

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