Monthly Archive: April 2010

Random Adventures Of The Last Few Days 5

Random Adventures Of The Last Few Days

We went and had “Breakfast with the Butterflies” at our Botanical Gardens last weekend. We ate a nice breakfast in one of the classrooms and then the kids got to release butterflies. Evidently, when it’s sunny outside, the butterflies are excited about their release and escape the box the second it’s open. However, since it was rainy that day, the butterflies needed a bit of encouragement. AndyZ’s saw no need to fly any further than his chest since there were copious amounts of sweet goodies on his shirt from breakfast. After a few seconds he got a little freaked out...

And Open Letter To All Of The Parents I Adore Who Also Happen To Blog 24

And Open Letter To All Of The Parents I Adore Who Also Happen To Blog

I often find myself getting down and disappointed about myself as a mother. (I know! Shocking!) I’ll catch myself comparing my inadequacies to people online or in the real world that appear so much more awesome at everything. I use my blog to vent about my failures in an effort to make myself feel better while other mothers say,”I feel bad about that too!” I think all of us who write about parenting find ourselves doing the same thing. Using our blogs as a way to let out the guilt and stress over our inadequacies. For example, lately I’ve noticed...

I am Queen of the Cake Poppers. And the Filthy Kitchens. 13

I am Queen of the Cake Poppers. And the Filthy Kitchens.

LilZ had a theatre event that required him to sign up for me to provide baked goods. Of course he chose his fave: cake poppers. I knew I’d need two batches, one for Monday and one for Tuesday evening. However, the driving and chaos of the previous week had me doing my usual procrastinating and I found myself just cooking the first cake Sunday night. The cake has to cool completely before you make the poppers so I knew I’d have to make them early Monday to get the first batch done by the time of the performance. Well…little did...

Extremes 10

Extremes

LilZ broke his arm when he was four and he required a surgery to insert pins to assure proper healing. After the surgery he was given morphine – and we learned he was allergic as he spent the next several hours puking violently. They admitted us overnight to make sure he got enough fluids. I was quite scared, that being my first hospital experience with my child. They put us in the pediatric wing and I curled up into bed with my child who had one arm in a sling and cast and another attached to an IV. I wrapped...

Funky Cold Medina 22

Funky Cold Medina

(I was going to title this blog entry “Funk” but then a certain song popped into my head and I wanted to make sure you were hearing the same thing I was.) So…there’s a lot of stressers in my life right now. Stressers? Stressors? Stressars? Firefox has no suggestions and I’m too lazy to see whether or not I just made up a word. STRESSERS. It’s a word for now, okay? There’s my Mom who is still in the hospital in Knoxville post-surgery. They removed the malignant tumor but had to take more than just a bit of her colon...