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…

Feels Like I’m Grounded!

What’s up with this wild weather? The temperature is 43 degrees and the furnace is on duty again.  I feel like I’ve just been grounded to the great indoors by my parents. “You are grounded to your room ( I mean the kitchen) cause you’re a Mom now and that’s where Mom’s hang out.” Here’s my…

Mom To The Rescue!

This will be in Dear Daughter’s Easter Basket! How much could possibly go wrong while getting two kids, twins, ready for school? More than you could ever imagine. Dear Daughter informed ME that she didn’t have any clean clothes, and that I must not have done laundry for a week. Listen up kid, you don’t even know what a week’s worth of…