We’re wrapping up school for the year! We survived! The last math lesson and English lesson were finished today, and all that remains are the final spelling tests for Sterling and Ruby. To celebrate, I ordered next year’s school books. I know, the irony. Just when I think I might have my sanity back for […]
SD, sickie style.
After a week’s delay and a trip to the mechanic to make the giant van road worthy, we’re in South Dakota this week instead of last. Since we started a minor stomach bug late last week, I thought it was a good thing to have waited. I spent a portion of the evening on the […]
Hold that tongue, child. For your own safety, just don’t say it.
Pierce has said it before. He’s becoming redundant. Annoyingly redundant. Eden presented the dough she and Liberty were ready to punch down and form into buns for supper and Pierce took one look at it and exclaimed, “That looks like your belly, Momma!” Pierce is NOT my favorite person right now. Edited to add […]
I made Pierce a pair of suspenders. The poor boy loses his pants all the time. (Or is it the rest of us that are poor? The sight of his crack has been seen by many an innocent bystander.) First, I searched for pants in a slim fitting size for him. Apparently he stands alone […]
Mathematics, Dried Milk Crusts, and Problematic Peanut Butter Cups
Blaine took the kids to church tonight, and I stayed home with sleeping Elliot. (Formerly sleeping. Now she’s ingesting dry cheerios at a rapid rate and looking thoroughly confused at the quiet house she woke up to.) I was cleaning up supper after they left, found a nasty dried out milk mess under the spoon […]
The boy who cut his hair.
I couldn’t stand it anymore. Meet Fuzzy. You know, the boy who chews on his bottom lip in winter months. I have yet to find something to put on it that works to stop him. Ouch.
Nobody told him it was time for sleeping.
I woke up at 2:30 am with a start. Pierce had his middle finger half an inch from my nose. “You see that finger Momma?” Why yes, yes I do. Even without my glasses, I can see your finger. I grunted. “You clip it, Momma?” I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever […]
Pool noodles, disillusioned children, and long pauses…
Pierce informed me his name is Angel. Someone has an elevated and somewhat distorted view of himself, I’m thinking. Solution: Charlotte and Ruby share a double bed. One dear daughter is a bit of a… bed hog, shall we say? I stuck a pool noodle under the sheet and mattress pad the full length of […]
Baking. Teething. Cleaning. Procrastinating.
So far this week, we’ve had two salt spills and one basil spill. We’re well seasoned around here. Ellie’s teething. And crabby. She doesn’t know what she wants. We don’t know what she wants either. It’s a less than thrilling situation. Ruby held her hands over her chest in the cold outdoors and said she […]
Ruby and Liberty were messing around when school should have been happening instead, and Ruby ended up with a small cut on her backside from Liberty’s pencil. She was mourning the injury when Charlotte expressed concern. “Is poop going to leak out of Ruby’s cut?!” Oh dear. I sent Sterling down to fill the woodstove. […]