“I Want Some Ice Cream, Please”

I haven’t written about it much because there were so many other things going on, but this last year and a half has been a tough one for Nathan (i.e., REALLY hard on us!). When he was around 15 months old he developed what we can only assume was a super severe case of stranger [...]

The Weirdest Nightmares Ever


Setting: It is 3:30 a.m. and everyone is sleeping soundly. Suddenly, Nathan starts yelling and sobbing (presumably having a nightmare), so I hustle to his room to find out what’s wrong. Me: “Nathan! Nathan! Honey, what’s wrong?” Nathan: (still sobbing) “Want … take … bath … “ (still crying) Me: “You want to take a [...]

The Easiest Bedtime Ever


Setting: Emily has had her evening bath and is hanging out in the living room while I finish up some stuff before putting her to bed. Me: “Alright Emily, are you ready for bed?” Emily: (picks up her snuggy and starts running to her room) Me: “Oh, um, okay, I guess you are! Don’t you [...]

It Just Keeps Getting Better


The older my kids get, the more I realize that I’m really not a huge fan of the newborn stage. I love my newborn babies with all my heart, don’t get me wrong, but they just don’t DO anything at that stage! When Nathan was about 6 months old, I remember calling my mom and telling [...]

Just Call Me Warden Carolyn

Bread and Water

Setting: Nathan is in a stage these days where he protests getting into the bathtub, but once he’s in, he doesn’t want to come back out! Since I’ve learned my lesson from the last few slippery-toddler-in-bathtub tantrums (ack! Everything is slippery and people get hurt!) I was trying to come up with a way to [...]