Little White Lies

I’m at my wit’s end with Ella.  She likes to argue with me. If I ask her to do something, she wants to know why and then comes up with a million reasons why not. She is not a rule follower. I am. It’s tiresome to argue with her and sometimes she’s just being outright dangerous. One of her newest things is she wants to get out of her carseat. While we’re in the car driving somewhere.  Every time I come to a stop, for a light or traffic, she asks if she can get out.  I say no.  Sometimes […]

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The Climber

Penny is a climber.  A serious climber.  I thought my other two were pretty bad, but nothing could prepare me for the tenacious will of the third born to keep up with her big sisters. She has always been a very physically adept child.  She started commando crawling around the house at five months old.  She’d belly crawl after her sisters when they were running around the house.  Her frustration was visible when she was going as fast as one can go belly crawling and they’d change direction and pass her.  But she’d turn as fast as she could to […]

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Kids In the Kitchen

The other night Samantha said, “Daddy’s a better cook than you.”  I was shocked, since Daddy doesn’t cook.  So I said, “What? What has Daddy cooked?”  Her response, “He made soup and hamburgers yesterday and they were both better than this.”  Thanks, kid. Sam stayed home sick from school on Tuesday.  Sean got the two of them In-n-Out burgers for lunch and he heated up a can of Campbell’s chicken noodle soup for dinner when Sam didn’t want the pasta I made.  (I have to note, he tried to use a can opener on the pull tab lid of the […]

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