Being Twins


I hear it’s national twins day. We have some of the identical kind.   I remember being told we were in for an amazing ride as parents of twins.   That was an understatement.   One of my favorite pictures of the nursery rhyme parade and one kid is a little more excited than the other. So […]

Summer Vacation Should be Two Months, NOT Three. Proof is in these quotes…


I say every year summer vacation should be two months long because my kids turn into pumpkin heads the third month. Give me a few extra breaks in the school year. I am certain my kids would be smarter and I would be less crazy come September.  Here are things I have heard this week […]

Counterfeit Kid


Me, “You are too young for us to go white water rafting in Yosemite.” Ten year-old, “You need to get me a fake birth certificate so I can do things I want to do. Make me thirteen.” Me, “But they will see you have no markings of puberty like armpit hair.” Ten year-old, “They will […]

Inherited Funny, or Crazy but Funny Either Way 


Me screaming in the hall at the closed garage door a few minutes ago.  “Drag the body to the top of the stairs and I will help pull him down! Keep him upright so you don’t get any more blood on the carpet! Hurry up! I think I hear people. Do you know where the […]

Dirt and Boys


Stayed at our barn-house yesterday from about 1-9:30.  We even had to get gas station pizza for dinner. This is primarily because there is no one  that will deliver out to the middle of nowhere.     We couldn’t even bring ourselves to leave.  Beautiful day.  Jim mowed.  Kids rode dirt bikes and I unpacked some. […]