Here’s the list of people in society who didn’t do their jobs and failed to protect the students of Parkland and so many other school shootings: The FBI who overlooked the calls about the Parkland shooter The school resource officer who chose to cower outside of the school rather than rush in to help his… Continue reading Teachers are doing their jobs and then some….
This year, my kids are doing store bought Valentine's Day cards. That's right. After years of trolling Pinterest for the perfect Valentine, spending ridiculous amounts of time and money on crafty cards, we're moving in a new direction. First because Target has great dollar bin cards! And secondly, because you know what happens to your… Continue reading Spread the Love
Last night the elves decided to take a ride on Rocking Bear. My Dad was a master wood worker. He carved, sanded and stained this bear by hand for Pierson's second Christmas. In fact, he created something personal for each of his grandkids. Though most physical items don't hold sentimental value for me, this bear… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 15
This morning, Pierson woke me at 5:30 am to tell me he was hungry. I told him to take his hungry behind back to bed and not to come out until it was 6:00. Just as I was dozing off for the last few precious minutes of sleep I gasped, "the damn elves!" I creeped… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 14
This is the stretch of elffing that is really exhausting. The initial excitement has worn off and there are still 12 more nights to go. We've got this people! Stay strong! Here's an easy one that makes a big impression on the littles. Sarath threw the damn elves over the light fixture before leaving town… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 13
Last night both of the boys were equally filled with excitement and nerves about upcoming Christmas performances. Pierson had a great role in his school's 2nd grade musical and Cam's Pre-K class was visiting a retirement home to sing Christmas carols. So we gave them the tried and true advice of picturing the audience in… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 12
This weekend was a doozie. It included 3 basketball games, 2 fingers slammed in a drawer, and an epic fail at the Nutcracker. So on Sunday night, Sarath offered to help move the damn elves and I was happy to let him take over. He is actually the more create elf mover and the boys… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 11
No one in this photo. Yesterday we took the whole family to see the Nutcracker. I've taken the boys every year since Pierson was two. I have these grand ideas of raising boys who are cultured and well-mannered and won't mind attending the theater with their future girlfriends. This was my first year taking all… Continue reading Who Likes the Nutcracker?
There are certain things that I worry about as a mother of young children. Stairs, knives, open medicine bottles, choking hazards. But sock drawers have never made my list of worries. Last night, after a long day of basketball I sent Cam to his room to grab warm pjs. From Mia's room I heard a… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 10
I'm not going to lie. I've been a tad bit jealous of all of the snow day pictures my Atlanta friends have been posting. It made me reminisce of our snowy days there where the whole cul de sac came out for sledding, snowball fights and snowman building. We were also there for Snowmagedon..and what… Continue reading Move the Damn Elf Day 9