Kids are Just the Best, Aren’t They?

So, I really like kids. I do. And I like mine a whole lot more than most.

Now, that’s not to say I never yell or we don’t get into disagreements and sometimes I just want to pee alone. But I like my kids a whole lot.

I like that Alex goes out of his way to find things that make me laugh. And I like that when Evan tries to con someone into giving him candy, he always asks for double so he can share with Alex. I like that they both cheer when their dad comes home and that they argue over which book from the library we will read first. (I love the library too.)

I just really like my kids.

It’s fall and I’m feeling pretty damn lucky. Sure, my garage is such a mess that it looks like we’ve been robbed but I don’t care. I’ve got some really great, amazing people in my life. Lauren and Liz and Amanda and Hillary and Erin and Vivian and the list goes on. And some of these amazing people live in my house and run out to get me Crispix cereal at 9 pm.

So my life is often messy but it’s a good one and it’s mine. I’m trying to be appreciative of this beautiful life of mine, even when I’m enraged that there is marker on the walls.¬†YOLO, mofos. YOLO.

Pre-K (or why I do not have it together)

Way back in the middle of August, Alex started Pre-K. At the same time, Evan started a kid’s day out program two days a week. This was it. I was going to have time just for work. Somehow, while focusing on the glorious uninterrupted blocks of time I was about to get, I forgot about…

Summer Camp, Summer Camp Sadness

Alex starts preschool in 2.5 weeks. Now, seeing that he’s almost 5, many people believe I should have started him sooner. However, the kid is already too smart for his own good (why? beats me.) and if he had to take roughly the same curriculum two years in a row, I think he would have…

Mad Cleaning Skillz

I asked Alex to clean his room. He did this unsupervised while I got Evan dressed for the day.   Do you see it?     Everything is in here, all “clean”.     Kid’s got his mom’s mad cleaning skillz. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with…

Why?

So, Alex has always asked a lot of questions and I have always answered them handily? “Why does that machine drive on the ice skating rink?” “{Insert explanation of how a zamboni works, including lessons in water freezing and liquids, gasses and solids}” “Ok.” So, I never really thought the whys would bother me. But…

Well, You’re Never Gonna Get It

So, Evan started potty training. Then he started climbing out of his crib, so he made the move to a big boy bed. Potty training is going very well but the big boy bed is my worst enemy. The stress of making both these changes at once is huge on Evan. He is very, very…

Sometimes

Sometimes I think Evan doesn’t like me. And I don’t mean this in a martyr woe-is-me way. That kid loves me like crazy. He just sees me all the time and gets so excited when he sees ANYONE else. So, sometimes I think he doesn’t like me because he wants to be with anyone else…

Goodbyes

The first time we met, it was sort of an accident. After weekly story time at the library, we went outside to feed the fish. She’d also let her kids outside to run around and work off some energy. Our kids started to play together and we started to talk. When it was time to…

Waiting

When I was in high school, I dove on the swim team. While waiting my turn to dive, I’d often find myself jamming to the Tom Petty CD our head coach was so fond of. Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve found Tom Petty is eternally right. The waiting is the hardest part. I’ve…