Learning to swim

My life motto these days should be “it isn’t easy,” because that’s what I keep mumbling to myself. Anyway, with the warm weather, we’ve been really trying to get Ollie into the pool. But, alas, it isn’t easy. It never is, amiright? This kid. Not only is it a huge ordeal to get him into the g’damn …

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Third class is the charm

This weekend was his third soccer class. The first two times I had to go in to the field and stay the whole time. Ollie would cry in the beginning until you went in with him. Then he’d make you stay with him the whole time, visibly agitated if you tried to leave.  It was …

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Soccer

I was gone all week for work. It was the first time I’ve been away that long where CS had to watch the kids without me (four days, three nights). I didn’t sleep enough (most nights I was up til midnight) or well (new bed? no sound machine? dunno). On that last day, hungover from the previous …

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Ollie’s Big Boy Alarm Clock

Jul 6 2016 update// It’s only been a week, so it’s too early to call it. But I will anyway. This alarm clock has been a SAVIOR. He’s gone from waking at 5:40am to 7:10am. I’d try setting it even later to 7:30am but we wouldn’t have enough time to feed him and brush him …

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Don’t touch my wee wee 

Out of the blue the other day, I started thinking about how Ollie is older now and exposed to more and more new people. And I started freaking out, imagining the worst. So when I was taking him to school, I explained to him that inappropriate touching is just that. If anyone tries to touch your wee …

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Scribbling in my notebook

This is what happens when you agree to let your 3 yo nap in your room without you there.  First you come back to all the blinds mysteriously slanting the other direction.  Then you find toy cars (which weren’t in the room when you left, meaning he came out to get them) scattered across your …

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School Teddy

When it came to sleeping and soothing, we were game to try it all. So it’s no surprise that I was insistent on the kids having a lovey. A little before he turned one, I got Ollie a teddy and he slowly weaned himself away from the lovey. This means that for the past two years, Teddy …

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Best Friends

Today we went to a birthday party. I don’t need to say it was a kid’s birthday party because, come on, that’s the only type these days amiright? Anyway, I bring Ollie to pick out a present. What does he like? “Dump trucks and excavators and cars, mama!” I am not sure he gets my …

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02.14.16 Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day today, not that I expected a whole lot. But my God, it was the pits. Let’s not get into it, but suffice it to say no amount of wine or champagne made it better (not that I didn’t try…) The best part by far though were the bits with the kids, like the …

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Skiing 

Leaps and bounds, my friends. CS was insistent that we get Ollie on the slopes ASAP. Personally I didn’t see what the rush was. Let’s wait till he’s four. What’s the big deal. But he went and got the skis and the boots and the helmet. And let me pause and just note how they …

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