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Ice Ice, Baby!

Minke whale and puffin on the menu Gullfoss Waterfall Helicopters over Reykjavik Toto, I don’t think we’re in Boston anymore! Hello, Iceland!

Where in the World Are Doodles and Pie?

Off on another grand adventure! This time to…

Interview with a Ten Year Old

Me: What’s today? 10 year old: My birthday Me: How do you know it’s your birthday? 10 year old: Because we have stuff like calendars and computers and stuff and also I know because I know when camp ended and I knew certain days after that and blah blah blah. Me: How does it feel […]

This Is What Camp Does to Parents

While the posting of pictures and blog entries is all fine and dandy for the camp to do, it turns me into an analytical mess while I try to detect every emotional nuance from the slight glimpses of my children I see in the photos. Me: I NEED PICTURES! Adam: i saw his head in […]

The Sounds of Silence

I thought that by rationing out my gummy bears into a cute little bowl, it would prevent me from overdoing it on the candy. Turns out, I was wrong. But it’s okay, because with the kids gone, I’m not getting in enough steps on my pedometer (most steps were spent walking Pie to camp, walking […]

Waiting for Summer to Start

While everyone else is frolicking in pools and lakes, sending kids off to sleepaway camp, embarking on fabulous summer vacations, we are… still going to school. Thanks to the wealth of snow days plus a few Hurricane Sandy days thrown in, Pie and Doodles are in school till Friday, which is miserable given the lack […]

Because I Am the Mom of the Year…

My son is required to do a poster for a state for his 4th grade class. He was assigned a state. Nevada. I’m looking over his research. I’m noticing some glaring omissions. “You’re going to put that prostitution is legal as one of your ‘fun facts,’ right?” “Mom! No!” “Are you kidding me? Well, are […]

And the Younger Proves She’s Smarter….

Doodles said, “When you die, you can leave more money to Pie, because I’m going to be a successful businessman or computer programmer and I won’t need it as much.” And Pie responded to me, “Yeah, I’ll take all your money.”

Next Time Take It Black

Ten petri dishes growing bacteria are sitting on my dining room table in the name of science. Right now, I’m not a fan of science. The same child who is growing bacteria also had to get himself to school this morning on his own. The girl and I go to a before-school P.E. program (she […]

Driver for Life

My husband is taunting me with pictures on Facebook of elegant dining rooms and lingering dinners. He texted me a photo of the snacks at one of his meetings: a bucket–yes, a bucket–of gummy bears. He went to bed last night with no one kicking him in the ribs. I–oh, wait a minute. I just […]