• Funny Stories,  W*

    The Poop Lady*

    Sleep has still not been plentiful lately, so I decided to put in a curbside pickup grocery order, rather than attempting the store with an overtired baby. As I was attempting to cobble together a list of what I needed last night, I remembered a few other personal items I needed. I figured that I’d try and get them with my order to save me a trip inside. When I got to the store, I called the pickup number and told them which space I was in. As I sat and waited, the other vehicles in the lineup all got their orders and drove off. Finally my van was the…

  • Funny Stories

    The END.

    At 5:30am, I was ripped out of a deep sleep by a loud, shrill beeping alarm. The first time it went off my eyes opened immediately and I hoped it was a one-off, but when it began to repeat I woke M to ask what it was. First, we thought it was the downstairs hallway fire alarm. Nope. Then we checked the upstairs fire alarm. Nope. It continued to scream, and each beep seemed to get louder and more insistent. My home has high ceilings, so as the alarm sounded it was extremely loud on EVERY floor. Terrified it would wake the baby or the children at such a godforsaken…

  • Funny Stories,  Kids

    Wankie Tankie*

    I think one of the hardest parts of parenting is keeping a straight face when your kids unintentionally say something they don’t understand. I’m usually pretty good at it. Tonight I was not. When H was a baby, he was also quite large. His nickname is “Hank”, and he quickly became known as Hank the Tank. It stuck, and we often still use it or the spin off, Hankie Tankie. As the dinner table tonight, S was commenting on how the short forms of P’s and W’s names rhyme. Not wanting H to be left out, she decided to make a new nickname for W that could rhyme with him.…

  • Funny Stories,  Memories*,  S*

    The Outside Phone*

    In today’s episode of “Things my children say that make me feel old”, S was absolutely fascinated with this new exciting outside phone that we found! She wasn’t entirely sure how the receiver worked, or why it was attached to a box with a cord, but she was just so excited that anyone could just stop and make a call, right there. I mean, how cool is that? SO handy. (I was actually more shocked that we even found one still in existence. Haha) But seriously. She is part of a generation growing up that will never know the magic of laying on your back on the floor below the…