Oh yeah, this is not a fun game to play. Trust me, don't make that comparison hahah
I love this so much. I saw it last night and was cracking up! This is what it looks like inside my brain at every game my kids play. If they were in the Olympics, I'd look like this too!
“Exceptional children are often the product of unremarkable parents"
5 years ago, when I hadn't really slept in 3 years, it was hard to look ahead and know that I would ever sleep a full night again.
So if you're stuck in a pattern of up every hour through the night and/or up for the day super early, know that someday, in the near or distant future, your kids will let you sleep in.
I'm partially being serious-- being stuck in that pattern is exhausting in every sense of the word.
I'm partially being silly-- nah nah nah nah nah-- my kids let me sleep till 9 (and bonus! the house is not a mess)
I think this is really cute and even- dare I say-- cool! Do you or your spouse now wear things that you wouldn't have before, based on your kids' interests?
Another good sports article for the day-- again, about the parents, not the kids.
With the frigid and crazy weather that most of the country has been living in added to the normal craziness of parenting, you may have forgotten that Valentine's Day is this week. THIS.WEEK. But it is not too late. Not nearly.
Let's forget about cards and treats for your kids' classmates-- or click here, here, here, and here for some cute ideas. Now, let's think about your wife*.
I don't know about you, but flowers that last a week or two are not my idea of a great way to spend $100. I do know some women who like their Valentine's Day flowers, so if your significant other is one of them, I suppose your should play along with her and not bother with my list. BUT if you or she agree with my flowers-are-a-waste theory, that doesn't mean that she doesn't want anything, or that she wouldn't be delighted with a surprise. So let's make better use of that $100:
forever. (Age of technology version: text her something sweet or sexy every hour on the hour throughout the whole day.)
Ok, we're only at $62.50, and I'm out of ideas! Splurge on one of the above, add your own idea, or put the rest towards making this type of thing happen more often!
Now. Who's sending this to my husband?...
*I went with mom/wife throughout, and directed this to the guys. Adapt as needed. My husband and I will probably each do some of these. Like I said, team effort! :)Happy Valentine's Day, my loves!
Happy Valentine's Day, my loves!
(I do not have endorsements with any of the above-named companies, though I would welcome any and all! ;))
I just skip to the end and don't bother with the rest. Pizza, wine, and a good dessert is pretty much perfect for us.
"Parenting a highly sensitive child, your intuition often becomes clouded by fears."
This is really interesting. I often think that we are kind of 'ruining' our kids by breaking their will, teaching them to follow exact rules...I am big on structure and rules, but I want my kids to be persistent, to speak up for what they believe, etc. It's hard to articulate; the best way I can think of is to say that I try to teach them to be respectful, not necessarily obedient.
Am I making any sense?!
Ehh, I'm happy for my fellow parents, but mostly I say just watch what your kids are doing with your phone...
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