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What a Difference a Day Makes

Our LadyBug knows what she wants and she won’t let much get in her way. She’s got some traits that can be infuriating, but her strength of conviction is a source of pride for me.

I Pretty

( LadyBug andMe )

LadyBug has wild hair. It’s not wild like my hair is wild, fortunately, but it still makes her look a bit like Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (yeah, the original with the cute Oompa Loompas and the fun songs). She managed to get Big Guy’s fine locks along with just enough [...]

The Day All Parents Dread

It finally happened. I’ve been sort of dreading it, and it might actually have been worse than I imagined. That’s right, the dreaded TEMPER TANTRUM. Here’s the thing – I am generally pretty careful about maintaining a schedule for my kids. We’re home for nap pretty much every day (unless they’re at school), they go [...]

Sick Again?!

It seems my kids might be sick again, or maybe sick still, since they haven’t recovered from their last illnesses, yet. Ugh. When your child tells you that he “just wants to take a nap” you habe to know that something’s going on. Please, oh, please, let them get healthy and stay that way for [...]

Good Days, Bad Days

Today was a bad day. LadyBug woke up at around midnight and didn’t fall asleep until about 3. Big Guy took care of her (I do not function without enough food or sleep, in that order), but I didn’t get to sleep until 1:30 or so myself, and then woke up again when he came [...]

Nature vs. Nurture Again

When Bug was about 11 months’ old, we walked out of the house and he pointed and said, “Car.” I don’t think we had any toy cars at the time and none of us had talked much about cars. It was the beginning of his love affair with all things vehicle-oriented. Then came LadyBug. I [...]

Ichi, Ni, San…

Bug started his karate classes today. Technically, it’s more of a pre-karate. He had a blast. I can’t wait to see him in his gi. It’s going to be super cute. Next week, I’ll have to bring LadyBug with me. I’m interested to know if she’ll want to join, too. She just might… and I [...]

She’s Not Called LadyBug for Nothing

( LadyBug )

Spent the day with LadyBug today. It started well, but she took a very early nap. That meant that she and I spent more than 6 hours together once she was awake. Just us. In our living room. It’s no big deal with Bug, who is capable of playing on his own, but LadyBug is [...]

Rock-a-Bye Baby

The kids are sick and they’re too young for cold medicine. They’re just miserable. LadyBug woke up every 20 minutes to an hour last night. It was awful. Today, Big Guy stayed home (thank goodness) and we took turns going between napping and mopping up after drooly, snotty, whiny little kids. Bug milked it for [...]

This Chair is Too Big

( LadyBug )

Spent the afternoon at a friend’s house for a party. It was fun, but both Big Guy and I were really tired when we got home. LadyBug was too young to hang out with the older kids and too old to safely hang with the little ones. Plus, she was determined to climb the stairs. [...]