Piñata Crisis

We celebrated Annie Bea’s 4th birthday yesterday (a week early) at Chuck E. Cheese. The kids had a really great time. The parents… well, you know… it’s Chuck E. Cheese. You do the math. Anyway, it’s wonderful to have a…

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Annie-isms

A few recent comments by Annie Bea: Annie: Daddy, how old are you? Jason: 42. (She stares blankly.) Annie: What does that even mean? (Setting up a play store. I am Annie’s first customer.) Annie: Here, mom. You can buy this…

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The Mother-Daughter Thing

This picture popped up on Facebook today. A memory from 3 years ago. Wow. 3 years of Annie Bea. Coming up on 4 years. Makes me think about life before I had a daughter verses life now. I’m not gonna…

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HAYDIDDIT

If you were of sound mind and body during the 90s, you watched and loved In Living Color. Annie Bea, born in 2013, could easily have been part of this sketch. Without any guidance, she has the 3-point-snap and the…

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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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