YouTube Videos

Do your kids watch YouTube videos of other kids (and sometimes grown adults) playing with Barbies or Legos or any toy? I don’t get it. Grady and Annie Bea HAVE these toys. They’re actually sitting about 2 feet away from…

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R. Kelley

You ain’t seen nothin’ til you’ve seen two white girls (one in a carseat) roll into a preschool parking lot in a Honda Pilot with all the windows down groovin’ to R. Kelly’s Step in the Name of Love. Annie…

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Practice What I Preach

Annie Bea just proved to me that I need to practice what I preach and let her “run her own race.” I was so worried about her fitting in on Bike Day at school tomorrow. Would she be the only…

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Bike Day

Tomorrow is Bike Day at Annie Bea’s school. The kids can bring a bike or scooter to ride around the back lot. Parent Fail #402. Jason and I have been pulling Annie around in a red wagon for three years.…

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Three Things

When Grady wakes up in the morning, he knows he has to do three things: get dressed, make his bed and brush his teeth. Recently, Annie Bea decided she wanted in on the three things for herself. I refuse to…

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It’s Starting!

This morning I almost had Annie Bea to school on time. I was feeling accomplished. This was it. I was going to strut into the school and hand Annie over to her teacher at precisely 9 AM instead of the…

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Best Day Ever

Annie Bea and I had an awesome day together. For the very first time, she did not fight me on the idea of getting a haircut. She was brave. She sat in the chair. She smiled. She asked me to…

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Unfortunate Start to the Day

This morning we kicked off the day with an unfortunate statement from Annie Bea. Jason and I were sound asleep when Annie barged through the door and screamed, “Good morning, Mom! I’m really sorry about pooping and peeing on the…

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Alexa

We bought an Amazon Alexa. The kids are thrilled. Grady: So we can ask Alexa any questions we want? We don’t have to talk to you about anything anymore? Perhaps this was not a good idea. In any case, here…

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Sometimes

Sometimes I think – Wow, I really handled that well. Sometimes I think – Man, I could have handled that better. Quite often I wonder – Did anyone see the way I handled that? I really hope not. Sometimes I…

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