Please, Go Back To School!!

Repeat, repeat, repeat. We are just finishing up the second, yes you heard it correctly, second Spring Break for my kids today. They were only off 10 days in March, and four days over the Easter weekend, but, hey, who’s counting? And who’s keeping track of how many days it has rained? There is so much standing water hanging around in the back yard, that we…

From Hell Raisin’ To Harmony!!

For a small slice of time, just a few hours here and there, my wranglers have been giggling, playing video games, and just downright getting along. I know, enjoy it while you can, it won’t be long and the poison darts will be flying again. So what changed? Is it the stormy weather we have been getting for days now? Is it the anticipation of the Easter Bunny…

Knock It Off!!

It’s high time for new words and new tactics. I have yelled “Knock It Off” to my kids so many times that they don’t even flinch anymore. Even Smart Border Collie and The Black Dog just flip their tails at me now. I think we are shifting into the “Screeching Orbit.”  It actually takes that Mama howler monkey screech to get…

Fighting Over Bacon!

I will fight you to the end, sibling! OK, now I’ve heard it all! My kids were in a vicious fight over who gets the last piece of bacon. OMG! This of course happens while the TV is blaring, the bus is coming and Smart Border Collie is just waiting for that one last hunk of bacon to hit the floor. My kids get the equivalent of an…

What Do Kids Want?

Ripoff of the Century! So what do kids want anyway?  My 10 year old wranglers actually don’t ask for much. Rocket Boy mainly wants electric for his computer, lots of snacks and for his sister to be as far away from him as possible.  He might like some Army-issue ear plugs so he can avoid Mom’s nagging. Channel Chick wants it all! She…

Livin’ In The Bickering Orbit!!

I always wonder how long my 10 year old twins could continue bickering if I just let it go. “OK, kids let’s go and get Dad a card for his birthday!” You would have thought I had asked them to go to school on a Saturday, which is a lovely thought. First off, there’s the grand effort of getting them both in the car…