I can want

Sure, I can want my children to be brilliant and given accolades for their accomplishments. My reality is that I'm struggling to keep them all out of trouble. My Eldest Surly Reverie is floating just above the waves while treading water. Thank God he can swim. Thanking the third grade program that taught all the…

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Morning teen 6:30-8:30am

"Stop touching me! Don't touch my hair! I'm not getting up, you took my blanket! Stop spraying me! I still have time! If you leave the room, I'll get up. I'm not getting up until you turn the light off. You can't make me take it. Come on Mommy! We have to leave. I'm going…

Now we wait

I feel like if you don't teach children about life when they are young, they learn the realities when they are adults. ESR is 18 now and his previous actions have finally caught up to him. I think karma is giving him a view of the sentence he never received for beating the crap out…

Sounds

When sending a 14 year old outside to do chores one should assume that unless you are with them, they will break something. Or, make you break something. He was just supposed to split up the logs. Is it really that hard? Insert wedge hit with maul, repeat, repeat, repeat He yodels the "Zena, Warrior…

Long- Update to the update: Young Mums

My child must be having some type of reaction to his generic concerta extended release.  He is aggressive and irrationally obsessed about getting his way.  He tried to talk the pastor into driving him to his father's house to pick up some things on his way back from the retreat.  I, of course, said no. …

lessons learned in seventeen lines

keep them on a schedule feed and water them regularly pretend you don't know what Friday night means or Saturday morning keep farmer's hours they just might make it to school on time alarms are for parents children seem to be able to sleep through anything especially their own alarms texts, chirps, tweets and phone…