Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
So here I was with a terrible head cold, a husband out of town and two small children. I didn’t want to use the Nyquil because I wanted to make sure I could hear the kids if they needed me in the middle of the night. So I relied on my box of tissues, three stacked pillows and Sudafed, which I had to sign for at CVS. My efforts, while notable, did not result in restful sleep on Tuesday or Wednesday night.
On Thursday evening I was watching TV when my iPhone beeped, alerting me to a magical text. Todd had boarded the airplane for home and would land around 10:30 pm. Hip, hip hooray! I could finally take a nice long swig of Nyquil and pass out, knowing daddy would be home if the kids needed him or Tobi needed to go out during the night. I turned off the living room lights, blew out the candle on the kitchen counter, headed upstairs (I already had my PJs on) and set my alarm. I did leave the foyer light on for Todd, because I am thoughtful like that, but somehow forgot to blow out the second candle I had lit on the desk.
The first thing Todd saw when he opened the front door after a long day of travel was the candle. He immediately thought I was welcoming him home with romance. He left his suitcase by the door and came upstairs to find…..
His wife passed out with a bottle of Nyquil beside her. Sorry, honey, I have a head cold!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
True confession of the day: I really don't have all of the answers.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
“Molly Nicole please pick-up the toys.”
“Tyler, Molly, it's time for dinner. Please come to the table.”
“Yes, Molly Nicole, you can pee in the potty.”
“Tyler Michael, you can’t avoid vegetables forever.”
Then of course there are nicknames for each child, which also seemingly fit their personalities. I don’t know where some came from or why they are necessary, each child answers to them.
Tyler is also known as Ty Ty, Tee Ty, Ty, Buddy, Buddies, Boo, Boudreaux and Pal. Molly is also known as Moll, Moll Moll, Molls, Baby Girl, Girlfriend, Baby Girlfriend.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
It is the day before the 2012 Presidential Election and I am
living in a politically divided house. The amusing part is that it is not Todd
and I that are divided. In fact we took advantage of early voting in North
Carolina and cast our identical ballots (at least when it came to the
Presidential and Gubernatorial races) last Thursday. It is our children, Tyler
and Molly that are divided.
The other day, while eating his breakfast, Tyler announced that he was voting for Mitt Romney. I asked him why? He thought about it for a minute and said very seriously, “Barack Obama just hasn’t done enough to keep me safe from thunderstorms.” At that moment I saw a glimpse of what was important to my six-year-old son. His sense of innocence and reasoning impressed me. However, I did tell him that it isn’t the Presidents job, any president’s job, to keep him safe from thunderstorms. This time he didn’t have to think hard before he spoke, “Well it should be.” Then he went back to eating his bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.
Yesterday the TV was on in the living room while the kids were playing. Molly happened to look up as a clip of President Obama speaking at a rally came on the screen. My two-year-old turned her body around and dropped the doll in her arms. “It’s Barack Obama. Mommy, its Barack Obama,” she said, clapping her hands and jumping up and down.
Fast forward to this morning when Tyler reminded me that there was only one day left until the election. I told him it was going to be a close call, but I was confident that when he got up Wednesday morning, we would know who was President. His response, “President Romney sounds pretty good.”
True confession of the day: I am glad that my children are excited about the election, but only one of them is voting the way I did.