Normal or Not Normal?

Often (yes, often) we will find Grady sleeping with blankets stuffed up his shirt or in his pants. It must make him feel cozy. Or warm. Or full. Or bloated. Or protected from sharp, flying objects in the night. It’s…

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Found It

2 weeks ago I asked Grady to put the leftovers away.

Green Day

Every day Grady’s teacher sends home a behavior chart. She marks it “green, yellow or red” depending on how well he listened, focused, etc. When he earns 5 green days, he gets a small prize. Lately he’s been into collecting…

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She’s Gonna Get It

Grady and I have some of our deepest conversations while driving around town in the old Honda Pilot. Grady: Mom, when I get older and I have a wife and we have a baby, I’m not going to have a…

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He’s a Talker

I am the proud parent of a chatterbox. Upon entering a room full of strangers, Grady will walk right up to them (ALL of them) and strike up a conversation. Grady: Hi, I’m Grady! I’m a marine biologist. I also…

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5K

I am not a runner. Grady is 6-years-old. The logical thing to do in this situation is to sign Grady and myself up for a 5K. We did it. Luckily, there was a 1 mile version of the course for…

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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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The Luck of the Irish!

5:00 AM on St. Patrick’s Day. Grady wakes me up. Grady: Mom! I felt something funny in my mouth so I did a little research and it turns out I have my first loose tooth! Me: Really? It’s the luck…

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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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HiiiYA!

Grady was mid karate lesson… mid roundhouse kick… mid HiiiiiYA, when he suddenly stopped and turned to us parents watching from the benches along the wall. Grady: I love you, Mom! Me: I love you, too! He immediately turned back…

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