This blog post resonated with me this week, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since reading it. It popped into my head again tonight as I listened to the chatter around me in Starbucks as I did some work.
Honestly, truly, I don’t miss the stages I’ve passed with my kids. Infancy [...]
Whew! Where has February gone?!
I’m a good, attentive parent, but I have no problem admitting that I use my TV to help me parent. It zeroes my kids’ attention in like nothing else, and when I need them to switch off their inner Energizer Bunny, nothing can glue them to the couch quicker than [...]
I’ve found myself stuck a lot of overwhelmed moments hours days lately. I yell more. I enjoy less. I feel out of control and desperate. I start trying to figure out an escape, a chance to get away and solely focus on choosing to breathe in and out.
They’re watching me and copying my behaviors. [...]
A huge pile of ETC’s library books were due back, so I had no choice but to replace their library haul.
I’m most excited about reading Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak. We do a calendar each day, so they’re finally understanding the concept of months. We have our own copy of Chicken [...]
For a first draft and first attempts at a reward chart, it isn’t half bad. I even broke out the trusty ruler I’ve had since grade school.
I’ve struggled a lot lately with how to calmly parent/lead my trio through our day. It [...]
Elsa in watercolor. Callista said she painted Elsa's hands blue because she's wearing her gloves still. ☺️
I need to get out of the dollar spot.
New Dollar Spot find!
until I tried to take a cuddling photo.
I got some quality post-nap cuddles today ...
One of my favorite ETC apps of all time - Letter School. Toby has gotten to Level 2, so the completed (shaded) letters now show what he actually drew. Proud mama!
Checkup day! ETC have been similarly sized & consistently staggered since their start, so I'm not sure why numbers like these are a surprise each time. Eleanor leapfrogged past Toby (she's not the peanut anymore!), though T did make a move up the WHO char
Kids & cats - what is it about cramming into tiny boxes? Meow!
Vomit. One victim, two occurrences, & ETC’s well check is in the morning. Ha!
I've done it! I've spent an obscene amount of money at Starbucks this year! ✨☕️
Callista, Toby, Eleanor! I'm impressed with those who were right! #tbt #triplets
Three years & a lifetime ago. I know who's who - do you? #tbt #triplets
Seasoned ground beef + shredded cheese + crescent rolls = homemade hot pockets. I sometimes come up with good ideas.
Quick blanket/yogurt break. It's sunny, but it isn't exactly warm! Don't tell ETC that. They're in denial - shivers & all! "Mom, this is FUN!!!!"
Hilton Head isn't exactly on the way home from Orlando, but ...
These craft caddies from Target's dollar spot are perfect for ETC's road trip lunches.
ETC & I had such a fun weekend getting in some quality time with Sarah & Ethel. Does it really have to end?