Tag: awareness

“I take a picture”

D either loves staying at home all the time, or he’s going stir crazy enough that his brain is forcing him to talk. For the last few weeks I’ve noticed he’s been taking pictures of random things with his iPad. Most of the pictures… Continue Reading ““I take a picture””

Balloon

I am somewhat of a germaphobe. One of my least favorite things to do is wash chicken. It is for this reason that there is always a box of latex gloves on my kitchen counter. Recently, my kids have taken ownership of them and… Continue Reading “Balloon”

Fire Drill

Some days working full-time can be more stressful after you get home. Shortly after returning to school post-Christmas break D had a fire drill. I came home after picking up A at daycare and my dad was in a somber mood, unusual for him.… Continue Reading “Fire Drill”

“He’ll Go When He’s Ready”

I can’t begin to tell you how much I disliked that phrase when D was four. It felt like a cop out. There wasn’t enough wording to make me understand my son just wasn’t ready to potty-train. And then he was. Out of the… Continue Reading ““He’ll Go When He’s Ready””

Jersey Mike’s Subs

It was late last Sunday and we couldn’t decide what to eat for dinner. We went to Half-Priced Books to see if any of the cookbooks inspired our appetite – no luck. We ended up at Jersey Mike’s Subs. It was only my dad,… Continue Reading “Jersey Mike’s Subs”

Swimming

I’m enrolling D in swimming lessons again this summer and I can’t wait.  His gross motor skills have improved since last year and I have read articles in the past about how swimming promotes and improves cognitive and speech abilities in kids on the… Continue Reading “Swimming”

Jingle Bells

It was D’s last week of school until the new year.  I attended his Christmas party and I have to say, the kid has been holding out on me.  Let me explain. We walked into his classroom and he took off his coat, hat… Continue Reading “Jingle Bells”

Back to School

It’s the beginning of the second full week of school and yesterday was the second bad day D has had this year.  The first one was Monday.  I am slowly learning a lesson here: everyone has bad days, even my 3 year old son.… Continue Reading “Back to School”

Splash pad

It’s hot in Texas, ridiculously hot. Sometimes the only relief I can offer my kids from the boredom of staying indoors is a trip to a park with a splash pad. It distracts them for a while and D has an especially good time… Continue Reading “Splash pad”

When Other Moms Are Rude

About a year ago I was at the park with D.  Summer in Texas can be brutal so we like to play as early in the day as we can or early evenings.  I remember it was a Sunday morning because it was our… Continue Reading “When Other Moms Are Rude”