Archive for February, 2011

 

I want the last word, damnit!

Posted by Laurie on February 28th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

Being a parent isn’t for the faint of heart. For most of us, it’s the most difficult job we’ve ever come to love. And I think I speak for many of us when I say that we had absolutely no idea what we were doing when we signed on for it.
But fortunately, we start out [...]

Read More..>>
| 4 Comments »

Presenting…No-no Lulu and Kirby

Posted by Laurie on February 15th, 2011
filed in dogs from hell

This video is No-no Lulu and Kirby playing tetherball, something they do all the time (what can I say, they are strange little animals). Kirby is the annoyed dog, barking her head off because she’s too short to reach the ball and No-no Lulu is the one leaping around like crazy, and letting the ball [...]

Read More..>>
| 2 Comments »

No-no Lulu’s idea of hell on earth

Posted by Laurie on February 14th, 2011
filed in dogs from hell, parenting, teen

I used to think parenting was a difficult job. And then we got our dog, No-no Lulu. That dog makes Junior look like a saint—and he’s a teenager.
For No-no Lulu, even a trip to the groomers is pure Hell on Earth. Now, our other dog, Kirby, loves spa day.  This is because Kirby believes herself [...]

Read More..>>
| 3 Comments »

Dear first crush…thanks for the memories

Posted by Laurie on February 11th, 2011
filed in Yahoo Shine

This was a post originally written for Yahoo’s Shine. The assignment was to write a letter to our first crush.
Dear D,
For years, you were the man of my dreams. You were skinny and I believe rather short and you constantly had a stream of mucus running from your nose, but I loved you. I [...]

Read More..>>
| 1 Comment »

How to have a Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by Laurie on February 10th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does

February 14th is coming. Everywhere I go there are hearts and flowers and chocolates and jewelry. You know, the basic necessities of life. Anyway, alongside all those necessities are confused men, searching for gifts for their sweeties. They are tired. They are frustrated. And they don’t understand why a woman who complains daily about the [...]

Read More..>>
| 2 Comments »

This is why Moms don’t get to be sick

Posted by Laurie on February 7th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

You know those days when everything comes together perfectly? Days when you wake up, the sun is shining, birds are singing, you’ve slept the entire night and are perfectly refreshed?
Lucky you. I haven’t seen a day like that in, oh, 4 days or so. This is because both Junior and Harry are sick. Yes, I’m [...]

Read More..>>
| 5 Comments »

Go ahead: steal my blog

Posted by Laurie on February 6th, 2011
filed in Yahoo Shine

From time to time, people steal blog entries–shocking, I know. But anyway, today I found a blog entry of mine, 5 Things I want my teen to know on another website. It’s been rewritten. And honestly, it’s freaking hysterical just because of the language they used. I  especially love the way they changed “I’ve never [...]

Read More..>>
| 4 Comments »