Parenting

UPON SEEING AN AMISH HORSE AND BUGGY ROLLING DOWN THE HIGHWAY

Amish horse and buggy

We were driving from DC to central Ohio to visit some childhood friends when we saw an Amish gentleman driving his horse and cart down highway 30.

“Hey guys, look! It is an Amish guy.” I said.

“Why doesn’t he just buy a car?” one of them asked.

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THE SILVER LINING

Silver lining

I am looking forward to winter because in the winter there a no mosquitoes to ravage my poor itchy ankles.

I told this to my children this afternoon.

I told them this one, because it is true and two, because I was trying to think of something positive to say.

The kids didn’t have school today because of all of the flooding. When my neighbor wanted to take my kids on a walk to McDonalds I nearly lost my mind. “IT ISN’T SAFE!” I yelled at everyone.

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THE HALLOWEEN COSTUME DEBACLE – PART 1

Halloween costumes

I am not a terribly prepared or organized human being, but I know from experience that if you wait until mid-October to buy children’s Halloween costumes they will be picked over and you will never get what you want. Halloween is the one holiday I have down, when school starts in September we order our Halloween costumes.

This year Claudia was to be a cheerless leader and Ian was going to be a stealth ninja The Halloween Costume Debacle Part 1.

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THE HALLOWEEN DEBACLE – PART 2

Halloween

When I left the parade I was really hoping that Claudia would find her costume on the school bus on the ride home, but when she came off of the bus empty handed I knew we were in trouble.

I started walking over so that I could ask the bus driver if he had found a black cheerleader uniform with a skull on it.

That is when Ian got off of the bus. Sobbing.

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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T LISTEN TO THE BLOGGESS’ AUDIO BOOK WITH YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR

Audio book

I was so excited when my copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Why You Shouldnt Listen to The Bloggess Audio Book With Your Kids in the Car arrived in the mail. I was psyched because I had preordered it eons ago and people that bought the paper version of the book got theirs earlier. I ordered the audio book because 1) How cool is it that Jenny got to narrate her own audio book? 2) I like audiobooks because I spend a lot of time driving back and forth to grocery stores and 3) I am super lazy.

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