7 years ago I asked the kids a series of questions…. I thought it would be fun to ask them the same questions again 7 years later! Asked to Carsten 1. What is something mom always says to you? Age 7- I love you. Age 14- You look cute. 2. What makes mom happy? … More Kid Questionaire
Carsten – Today in school I learned where Yale is. Me – That’s cool. Carsten – It’s in Connecticut or something. Me – That sounds right. Carsten – And Harvard is in Michigan. Me- Wait. Isn’t Harvard in Boston? Carsten – Isn’t that part of Michigan? Me – uhhhhhhhh…. No. Carsten – Oh wait! It’s … More Conversations with Carsten
I made Carsten lunch yesterday and then we settled into the couch to watch one of my favorite animal shows, The Incredible Dr Pol. (Nat Geo Wild) Carsten – what is this? Me – it’s Dr Pol! Carsten – is that the weird old guy? Me – he isn’t weird! ………. Okay. Maybe stripping down … More Worst Mother of the Year Award
Talking to a 14 year old is like trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks only Japanese, and is very old, and has no memory or patience and also doesn’t like speaking to people EVER. Yesterday I was folding laundry, minding my own business, when Carsten walks out of her room and into … More Communication
Cody texted me today, Told Carsten I would get a Minecraft server working for her birthday but it’s far more complicated that I thought and I’m not sure if I’ll actually be able to do it. Advice? So, I climbed the stairs and walked into his room to have an actual conversation. But it didn’t … More Uhhhhh….
My daughter Carsten has struggled with anxiety most of her young life, most recently involving weight and self esteem issues. 13 is a hard age, fitting in and finding yourself during the awkward years of puberty. Add in social media pressure, mean girls and bullying and I’d be surprised if she wasn’t struggling … More Carsten finds her voice. …
Surprisingly, considering her initial reluctance, Carsten was pretty positive and excited all day today. I think it helped her to know she was just going to camp for a few days and not a full week. We went out for a big breakfast this morning, to celebrate my neighbor’s birthday, and we didn’t get home … More Drop Off #1
I loved summer camp as a kid. Every summer I went to Camp Chetek, to a bible camp. (Yes. Me at a bible camp. HA!). I remember calling home and begging my Mom to let me stay another week, thinking I was SO lucky that she let me stay. Now I realize she probably hung … More Camp
Why is there ear wax and why does it hurt so much to get it out if your ear? Inevitably you poke too deep and get that feeling like someone just lobed a javelin into your eardrum. Also, other people can see into your ears, but you can’t. Not fair. Why not make the NOSTRIL … More Ranting in run-on sentences.
Once your child turns 18 and is about to leave for college, your ability to control them is very limited. I’m lucky that Cody always tells me where he is, and asks my permission for most things, but not today. GAH! Nice subject change at the end there…. let’s just ignore the hysteria and talk … More Cody’s turn…