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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Your First President

Dear Grady and Annie Bea, Today the White House said goodbye to President Obama and hello to President Trump. I want to say a few things about this transition and how it makes me feel when I look at you…

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Off to College

Grady: So mom, how old will I be when I am finished with school? Me: Well, you will be 22 when you finish college. Then it’s up to you whether you want to attend more school or go straight into…

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Ken

It’s 8 PM. Annie Bea has tucked all of the Barbie dolls in for the night. They are clothed, accessorized and groomed to a tee. Meanwhile, Ken is left for dead on the elevator. Nothing but a necklace to keep…

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Diabetes

Took the kids to see Santa yesterday. At this particular location, Santa sits in a cute little house and you wait in line outside. So when it’s your turn, you really get to hangout with Santa. No whiney kids staring…

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What About Me?

If Grady is being bad or if he is in trouble for something, it becomes Annie Bea’s absolute mission to call my attention to her own good behavior. And vice versa. For example: Me: Grady, stop running with scissors. Annie…

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Ruby

I love country music. The twang, the lyrics. Love it. Always have. Always will. Turns out Grady loves it, too. And he’s very proud that we have this in common because (so far) Annie Bea is not a fan. Anyway,…

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