Potpourri

I've borrowed the title for this post from my least-favorite Jeopardy category.  A bit of an odds and ends post...   Father's Day   I think I blew it on Father's Day.   Last year at this time, the twins were less than a month old, and I hadn't yet figured out how to fit…

From the fists of babes

  There's some chatter about whether or not the sport of wrestling will be returned to the Summer Olympic lineup.  I am not up to speed on this.  Because I'm too busy monitoring the wrestling match going on in my own living room. My boys - my sweet, angel-faced, smiling boys - are violent little…

Mourning Morning Nap

Goodbye, Morning Nap.  I can't tell you how much I will miss you. Because of you, I had a few uninterrupted minutes each day to drink coffee, in silence, and catch up on the news.  More often than not, you were the reason my laundry gets done and my bathroom gets cleaned.  And thanks to you,…

Making Mom Friends

I made two new Mom Friends this week.  At least, I'm pretty sure I did.  I think we hit it off.  Will they text me for another get-together? Will it look desperate if I text them first?   Isn't this what dating is like? I don't remember.  It's been awhile.   My closest friends date back…

Serenity now!

Tense. Impatient. Seething with barely-concealed, simmering frustration. Permanently pyjama-clad. That was me, last week. By Friday, I just didn't feel like  myself anymore. I had completely lost the joy of being a stay-at-home parent. Instead of feeling fortunate to be home with my boys all day, I felt angry and put-upon. I didn't want to…

Feeding frenzy

Lately, feeding the boys has been the least enjoyable part of my day. They yell at me before the meal, first because they're hungry, and then because they don't want to be in their highchairs. They yell at me during the meal, for any number of reasons.  They don't like what's on the menu.  They…

A Minivan Monologue

Sample responses from family and friends upon learning that we traded our Civic for a minivan: "Oh, that'll be...different." "My condolences." "Is it a Honda Odyssey or a Chrysler Town and Country?  Those are the preferred 'cool mom' vans at my office." As a matter of fact, it is a Honda Odyssey.  And I love…

The unofficial guide to weaning

So the breastfeeding "relationship" (I love when they call it that) with my twins has been a little one-sided for awhile now. BIG MOM CONFESSION: I never really enjoyed breastfeeding.  Gasp! I stuck with it for a number of reasons. Formula is insanely expensive.  Criminally so.  (If I ever win a $590 million Powerball jackpot,…

Reflections on the first year

  We kept them alive for a whole year!  That's right - despite their efforts to starve themselves, throw themselves down flights of stairs, and engage in severe, self-induced sleep deprivation rivaling that of any torture victim - the twins turned one this last weekend. And phew - just in time, I managed to get…