Archive for January, 2012

 

How shoes grow

Posted by Laurie on January 26th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

When my son was young, people would constantly tell me to cherish the time I spent with him. They would sigh and add, “Children grow up way too fast.”
And every single time some well-meaning person told me that, I would smile, thank them and think to myself, “seriously? WTF? I haven’t slept in months, my [...]

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Yeah, I might be housework-impaired

Posted by Laurie on January 25th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

So for the last two days, Junior has had the stomach flu. Now, I have to tell you, this did not deter him from going to school Monday so I could pick him up in his new car. Sadly, the minute we got home, he announced he was sick and spent the rest of the [...]

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Finally, Junior buys a car…with help

Posted by Laurie on January 23rd, 2012
filed in Uncategorized, motherhood, parenting, teen

So over the weekend, Junior ended up with his first car. And Harry and I ended up paying for half of it.
Yes, I know I said we weren’t. But honestly, the minute I sat in something that Junior’s entire life savings could purchase, I knew it wasn’t going to happen. For one thing? There were [...]

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SOPA?

Posted by Laurie on January 18th, 2012
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As many of you know, technology is beyond me. I have a web guru. I can barely add a photo to this site (sadly, I used to work in the software biz long ago; apparently mommy brain and laziness killed some brain cells in there). However, today is a day I wanted to actually blacken [...]

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Car shopping with teen is hell

Posted by Laurie on January 17th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

I have been to hell. And I’m probably going there again. And quite possibly a third time. But I will be damned if I go there a fourth time. And where, you might ask, is my personal hell? Oh, that would be car shopping with a nearly 16-year old boy.
I told you it was hell.
Look, [...]

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Teenagers are just like 3 year olds, only bigger

Posted by Laurie on January 13th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

After years of parenting I have made a stunning discovery.  There is very little difference between a teenager and a 3 year old. Okay, fine. A teenager usually has bigger feet. And usually the teenager can reach the top cabinets in the kitchen. But other than that? There’s pretty much no difference.
Look, I have studied [...]

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The things I think while driving

Posted by Laurie on January 11th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, parenting

Dear Police Officer Who Wondered What the Heck I was Thinking When I Didn’t Turn on a Green Light,
I’m sorry. I realize that my driving was distracted. I know it shouldn’t be. But honestly? I was just so happy to be alone with my thoughts. No kid. No dogs. No husband asking what culinary catastrophe [...]

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