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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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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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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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Sunday Smackdown: Pinky vs The Shrub

In the interest of accuracy, this smackdown happened on Friday.  You know the SINGLE nice weather day we have had in 4 years months.  So, Sweet Pea, Pickles and every other unrestrained child on the block were outside after school … Continue reading

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Deciding Whether or Not to Let Our ADHD Kid Fail

We go to see a Psychiatrist for Sweet Pea’s medications, and when we are having a tough time, we see a Psychologist, too.  You may remember me writing about Professor Dumbledore.  He is amazing.  He worked with Sweet Pea for … Continue reading

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I Want My Money Back: A List

When you have kids, there is so much money that flies out of the house it is ridiculous.  A lot of it is wasted on toys that they only play with once or stuff that gets broken immediately, or furniture … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Violent Attackers

At our house, the radio is always on in the kitchen.  It reminds me of my Gramma and it is the way I have always done it.  We are lucky enough to have a public radio station that plays awesome … Continue reading

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