This toddler phenomenon

She was easy Now shrieking at the top of her lungs She used to like going to bed with Woof-woof. "BANG-BANG" using the plastic xylophone as a battering ram I would say, "Goodnight Girlie," and she would say, "Good night ma-ih." "THUMP JINGLE, THUMP JINGLE" using the plastic clown rattle to emphasize the syllables, "Let…

He surfaced

He surfaced in the wee hours of the next morning An anniversary of his first full mental collapse (Not counting the partial ones) Surprisingly, My children are just as unpredictable mood wise as I seem to be (unstable yet) functionally, disabled most of my days moving pots, mixing soil and planting seeds

August

Sure, I'm still working on the civility of being an overwhelmed mother of four who can barely carve time out of the day to write my blog. Sigh, I remember this stage. The squirrelly, I never leave the house just for me unless I have a doctor's appointment, feeling. Time for Girlie to go to…

Sensory Children

  (I wrote this a month ago - July 4, 2016) I think when I was little, I noticed kids who chewed things. Paper, fingernails, hair, pencils, pens, rulers and bubble gum. I was a popper. No silly, not pills, bubble gum popping. It used to drive my mom crazy. I didn't have the craving…

Consider the Alternative

  (I wrote this a month ago -  July 2, 2016) I get her up and change her so her skin can breathe I can't imagine wearing what is essentially a maxi pad all day and night. Consider the alternatives... (A mother's nightmare of a diaper-less baby fills my inner thoughts. No, make it stop!…

Back of my dress

Girlie was playing around the back of my dress Walking, skipping while babble singing to the cats to me, to her father, to her brother. A trip to her room, a trip back up to my bed back and forth seven or eight trips before bed She is a boisterous child, we run her through…

The pool is deep

Girlie runs to me and says "owside." She wants to play outside in the yard. I gather courage, presentable clothing two pairs of shoes and we venture into nature. She sees birds "burrd" flying in the sky "bye-bye" she waves. "dares wuun!" she points and yells as a buzzard swoops in circles looking for not…

Happy Mother’s Day

This is to all the mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, relatives, foster parents, step parents, friends and mentors who have mothered those little people we love so. You don't have to give birth to them to do the job. Enjoy the day!

The Sticky Fingered Cheek Demon Wakes

Wrestling with the sticky fingered cheek demon, AKA "Girlie," has been difficult. She is built like a tank. Why would I try wrestling with a two year old you may ask? Well, there was this EEG that was necessary to find out if her brain fixed whatever was causing her seizures. We've had our fingers…