Aluminim, Plastics #1 and #2, and Tortillias

Cleaning the house in anticipation of my girls coming home from Spring Break with the grandparents. I open the recycle bin (which has been sitting untouched since before they left) to find a dried tortilla in with the plastic bottles. Lucy just turned four, but she hasn’t quite mastered the concept of recycling yet.

Can’t wait for my girls to get home!



There is a stomach virus moving through my family today. Lucy (3yo) got sick at 4AM, Jenn stayed home with her. Kathleen (6yo) was sick enough by mid-morning that the nurse called to get her picked up from school. When I arrived home, all my girls were cuddled up under a blanket on the couch.

I asked Jennifer what we should do for dinner. Kathleen immediately perked up: “We should get PIZZA!”

Vacation Pancakes …

Conversation with Kathleen (6yo) tonight:

Me: Mommy will be back on Monday!
Kathleen: So, tomorrow, for lunch, we will go to that place with the chocolate pancakes?
Me: Go to IHOP without Mommy?
Kathleen: Yes.
Me: She would kill us … I am up for it though.


Off Schedule

Lucy (3yo) is a creature of routine. This morning I dropped her late at daycare. Her class was already at recess. As I hugged her goodbye, Lucy looked around a bit confused, said: “I love you. Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” then ran off to play with her friends.


Bath Extraction …

Lucy (3yo) often forgets her imaginary baby when she gets out of the tub at night. She then turns around once she is out, scoops the “baby” up, and places it on the ground. The result is always a wet bathroom floor. This, of course, prompts me to say: “Lucy, don’t throw the bathwater out with the baby!”


Pint-sized Fashionista

A conversation with Kathleen (6yo):

Me: You should wear these pants, they look comfy.
Kathleen: I don’t wear those pants.
Me: Why not?
Kathleen: They are fuzzy.
Me: Exactly, look my sweats are fuzzy on the inside.
Kathleen: Dad, fuzzy is so last season.