children, happiness, health, humor, kids, mommyhood, motherhood, parenting, self care (or lack thereof)

Rockin’ Thursday

It’s amazing how quickly we adapt to what life throws at us.  Mad Dog is in full swing as ‘Mr. Mom’ and has perfected a seamless morning routine with the boys.  Apparently, Full Speed is in charge of helping T.Puzzle put on the clothes that Mad Dog has laid out from the night before.  Full Speed does well with this until it’s time for the pants.  He has to count to three and as T.Puzzle jumps,  Full Speed attempts to pull T.Puzzle’s  pants the rest of the way up.  The key is timing and yanking the pants precisely when T.Puzzle has reached mid-flight.   I have yet to see this in person, but I can hear an awful lot of commotion coming from the boys’ room as this new ritual takes place.  It sounds highly entertaining.

I am adapting by setting my daily goals very low. 

Today, I did a load of laundry.

What’s next? 

I may get wild and crazy and shower.

Clean clothes AND a clean me? 

Talk about a rockin’ Thursday.

children, eyesight, health, surgery

Times Two

Full Speed knows something is up. Little T.Puzzle’s first surgery is tomorrow and the air in the house is soaked in anxiety (mainly mine).

I’m taking both boys to the eye doctor this morning. As I picked out little T.Puzzle’s regulatory Thomas shirt for him to wear, Full Speed said he wanted to wear the same.

He never says that anymore. I think it’s his way of showing support for his little brother.

Maybe we’ll make it through after all….

Two is better than one
humor, kids, kindergarten, mommyhood

Kindergarten Lessons

The boys ‘quietly’  sitting on the couch together

As we drove past big brother Full Speed’s soon-to-be grade school, he began to explain a few things to his little brother.

“See T.Puzzle?  That’s where I will go to kindergarten. Maybe next time you can come with me to my screaming (screening).”

Little T.Puzzle was duly impressed. Full Speed continued.

“The hardest part of starting kindergarten will be keeping quiet and only talking during recess. I don’t know how I’m going to do it,” he said.

Frankly, neither do I.