Boondock Ramblings

The teachable moments of parenting fails

“I’m hungry.” It’s not WHAT she said that drove me crazy, it’s WHEN she said it. It was midnight. Bedtime had been stretched out insanely long for months now, something I hoped to remedy soon, and my last… Read More

The Farm

The little boy was leaning nonchalantly  against the door, with one hand on the door knob and when we jumped out of the van he said into the cold wind that whipped at our faces, sounding more like… Read More

Dad’s reflection

Water play

Mom guilt is the best

I totally pulled the grandma-wouldn’t-want-you-to-do that card this week. Totally. Little Miss is in a mean phase. At least I hope it’s a phase. When she wants to sit somewhere her brother is sitting she shoves him until… Read More

The days are long

Lightstock photo by Lisa R. Howeler It’s the end of a very long day and all I can think is: Did I pay attention to them enough today? Did I listen to them? Do they know I love… Read More

Summer playing, sad pet stories and art

So far this summer there has been too much playing and not enough cleaning. The laundry has taken over the laundry room; there are dirty dishes trying to crawl out of our sink; the neighbors invited us to… Read More

The Garden

Rain fell steady just like the weather app said it would and I felt a twinge of disappointment. I knew it would mean a couple more days of waiting to plant the garden my son and I have… Read More