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…