Piggy Wiggy


  Sammy and Ella have been fighting. A lot. Ella is Ella and generally not super easy to get along with. She angers quickly and resorts to yelling, hitting, and other truly inappropriate methods to get her point across. Until recently, Sammy has dealt with it by ignoring her, or if she can’t, crying to me or Sean that Ella’s done whatever it is. Until recently. I don’t know if it’s the stress of school and the extra tiredness that comes with school,  or Sammy deciding to stick up for herself, or what, but she has started fighting back. Literally. […]

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Penelope is not using a lot of words yet. She says a few things, maybe a dozen words, so I’m not concerned, but I do think she is not saying as many words as her sisters did at the same age. However, she manages to get her point across quite well using non-verbal communication. She is the most free with her laughs and smiles of the three, which is nice. The sound of a baby laughing has to be one of the most joyous noises there is, and our house is filled with baby laughter. With two older sisters, however, […]

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Sisterly Love

My girls love each other.  And they show it best through fighting and screaming.  Even well intentioned playing ends up in a mess of tears and ear splitting screams.  This is especially true when I’m trying to do something, say cook dinner, and am not physically in the same room.  Take, for example, this true scenario. The setting:  Our house.  Towards the end of the day so there are toys and pillows and blankets and I-don’t-even-want-to-know strewn all over. The Characters: Me:  one frazzled mommy trying to make a home cooked, healthy meal in less than 30 minutes, and counting […]

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