Archive for July, 2011

 

Flashback Friday: Road Trips with Junior

Posted by Laurie on July 22nd, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

Families and road trips are summer. Oh come on, we’ve all done the road trip from hell at least once. Or, if you are like the MM family, you do a road trip from hell at least once a year. Anyway, this is the tale of a road trip with Junior when he was about [...]

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Pedicures and 4 year olds, oh my!

Posted by Laurie on July 21st, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

So I finally got my butt to the nail place today to get a pedicure. Yay! I swear to you, they had to use Hooves Be Gone on my feet. But I had some incredible comedy relief in the 4-year old boy sitting next to me.
First, he announced gleefully that he was so glad he’d [...]

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My diet diary

Posted by Laurie on July 18th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

I started a diet last week. Yes, I swore I’d never do one again. But frankly, I am looking more like Miss Piggy than—well, than not. So it was time to do something. My diet counselor said I needed a daily diet diary so I can track what I eat, what I do for exercise, [...]

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Driver’s Ed…yes, it scares the crap out of me

Posted by Laurie on July 15th, 2011
filed in parenting, teen

Today’s teens have it made.
Don’t believe me? Check out driver’s education. I’m telling you, the whole thing has changed from back in the day. Why, when I went to driver’s ed, we had to actually attend a class.
Today’s teens? They go to class on the Internet. They attend at their own pace. They don’t have [...]

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Please vote for Ava so my sister will shut up ;)

Posted by Laurie on July 14th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

Here’s the deal. I normally wouldn’t ask you to do this…but my sister is making me insane. (Yeah, we all know that’s just a short drive for me.) Anyway, if you’ve read the archives, you know my sister. She is nicknamed Bridezilla for a reason. So I am asking…begging…pleading with you. Vote for her friend’s [...]

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The man cave

Posted by Laurie on July 12th, 2011
filed in Weird things the husband does

A few years ago, when we were house hunting, Harry mentioned to me that he wanted a man cave. Now I’m a bit hard of hearing in my left ear, which is a blessing if you’re a parent. You can say things like “Do you want hearing like mine? For pete’s sake, turn that rap [...]

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Flashback Friday: A day without teen texting

Posted by Laurie on July 8th, 2011
filed in motherhood, teen

A few days ago Junior burst down the stairs like the Texas chainsaw massacre guy was chasing him, with a look of absolute terror on his face and his phone in his hand. Apparently, he had hit his texting limit. His monthly texting limit. Despite the fact that it was the beginning of the month. [...]

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