Potty Time

  (*In response to Ms. Toy Whisperer's post, "Unleashed") With the boys daycare did the dirty deed like toy soldiers they followed the potty line I'm at a loss she's potty trained at school NOT at home We must be bonding over pee and poop At home She is the baby. She calls herself, "Baby"…

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Leaning

She leans on me sweet smelling snuffling in my ear she nuzzles my cheek and says, "Cuute." These spontaneous moments of words show me that all is right with the world in my house. Sure, my boys are teenagers They have "toddler brain" in the worst possible way. I, me, mine, now is the mantra…

I take the good with the bad

I took a break from writing and the world fell in. Not really. All of us had some flu, then a virus, one case of upper respiratory infection and now I have head cold, 'cause life just wouldn't be fair without a winter cold. Girlie is happy and speaking more I walked into her room…

Sensory Processing Issues

I'm having fun with Girly who is a sensory kid. She loses her mind in the bathtub. (Hysterical screaming and will injure herself to get out of the water) Brushing her hair was a scream fest as well. I just shaved her hair down to 1/4" of cute curls that we still can't brush without…

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!…

Baby Mimicry

I try not to be mean and I think Girlie understands that I'm trying to push her use of consonants. I had her ask using mimicry, after she finished breakfast this morning: "Mommie- mah-may and- an Daddy- dah-day I'm- Ahm done- Duhn eating- Eaten so- o could- cood you- yu let-leh me-MEEEEEEEE out-OWWWWWWWT of-uff the-thuh…

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…