Archive for November, 2010

 

Toddler Tuesday: TV can be Useful

Posted by Laurie on November 30th, 2010
filed in motherhood, parenting

Toddler Tuesday, where I relive Junior as a little kid. When life was easier, the tantrums were just for show and he wasn’t too big to sit in the time-out chair.
I’m not much of a TV person.
If that doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, consider this: I come from a family of [...]

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Over-decorating the House

Posted by Laurie on November 29th, 2010
filed in Weird things the husband does, motherhood, parenting

In case you missed it, Thanksgiving 2010 is over. Done. Finished. It’s time to toss out the pumpkins, pack away the gourds and stop trying to turn leftover turkey into something edible. In fact, it’s now time to move on to the next holiday, the “Making Sure You Have the Most Christmas Junk on the [...]

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Thanksgiving Disasters? Hey, I Got Your Back.

Posted by Laurie on November 22nd, 2010
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Thanksgiving is in exactly 3 days–or maybe 2–yeah, I’ll admit it. I don’t remember if you count today or not. Or count the day of the event or not. I’m calendar-impaired, okay? Anyway, it’s less than a week until the big feast. If this strikes fear in your heart, you’re not alone. I’m scared too. [...]

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How to Choose a Turkey

Posted by Laurie on November 18th, 2010
filed in motherhood, parenting

Thanksgiving is approaching and, as usual, I am hosting family and friends. I’ve done this for a few years and honestly? After all this time you’d think I’d be better at it, right? Sadly, no. I still can’t cook and I really still can’t make a turkey.
For one thing, I believe turkeys are intimidating. They’re [...]

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Toddler Tuesday: Parenting Classes for Real Parents

Posted by Laurie on November 17th, 2010
filed in motherhood, parenting

Yes, it’s Wednesday. But I missed Toddler Tuesday yesterday because I had to get ready for Thanksgiving guests. And by that I mean I had to shovel out the guest room and figure out if there really was a bed in there underneath all the crud we’ve stacked on it all year long. So here [...]

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How to Make a Sandwich. Really.

Posted by Laurie on November 15th, 2010
filed in Weird things the husband does

There are days when I just don’t know why I married an engineer. Oh, sure there’s that whole love thing—but seriously. When a normal person (me) and an engineer (Harry) marry, it can be an…adventure. Or at the very least, a union between two people of completely different species.
Take sandwich making, for example. Yes, sandwich [...]

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Flashback Friday: The First Time We Had the “Talk”

Posted by Laurie on November 12th, 2010
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

It’s Flashback Friday, so here’s another oldie, but hopefully a goodie. This one is the first time I ever had the “talk” with Junior. We’ve had the “talk” many, many more times since then, but this is my favorite instance. Because, you know, it doesn’t include the message I give him today–which is “ain’t no [...]

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