Archive for March, 2011


Socks, the day from hell and oenophiles

Posted by Laurie on March 30th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

So today was supposed to be a nice blog post about socks. But sadly, today has turned out to be ONE OF THOSE DAYS. You know, a day from Hell.
I should have known the minute I woke up to the sound of my phone letting me know I had a text message. At 6:30 AM. [...]

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Laundry Training School is now open

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

People warn you when you become a parent that your children will be grown up before you know it. And most parents of young children, swamped in a sea of diapers and baby Tylenol and butt wipes don’t listen. And even if they did listen, they wouldn’t believe it. After all, those babies they are [...]

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Flashback Friday: Junior’s first girlfriend

Posted by Laurie on March 25th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, parenting

I have been replaced as the main woman in my son’s life.
At five, he has a girlfriend. Actually, two. It would have been three, but one ran him over with her tricycle and that was the end of their relationship.
It used to be I was the woman who was worshipped. My son looked to me [...]

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Attack of the Ugly Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by Laurie on March 24th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

I was cleaning my closet when I was viciously attacked by an ugly bridesmaid dress.
Aren’t all bridesmaid dresses ugly? Don’t try to tell me that you haven’t met a bridesmaid dress you didn’t like. If a bridesmaid dress is from the 1990’s, it’s ugly. And yes, I’ve had one from the 2000’s that defined hideous–but [...]

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Why did it have to be snakes?

Posted by Laurie on March 21st, 2011
filed in Weird things I do, Weird things the husband does

I’m not all that fond of critters—wild ones at least. Now it’s not like I haven’t run into wild things before. I did mostly grow up in the country. So I’ve seen animals up close and personal. I’ve even opened silverware drawers only to find one of Mickey’s less evolved friends staring at me. And [...]

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Flashback Friday: No use crying over spilt milk

Posted by Laurie on March 18th, 2011
filed in Flashback Friday, motherhood, parenting

There’s an old saying, “never cry over spilt milk.” Well, I’m here today to tell you that a mom did not write that saying. Because, as any experienced mom knows, spilt milk is definitely a reason for tears.
It starts when your child is young. You’re out running errands, with a baby in the backseat. And [...]

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I have a criminal past, but I can explain

Posted by Laurie on March 16th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

You wouldn’t think it if you met me, but I was once a criminal. Oh, yes I was. I have burglarized at least one home and I was once known as an expert gas station blower-upper. Honestly? I was once a wild child.
Well, sort of. Let’s put it this way. I was as wild a [...]

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