I overheard this conversation between Ava (3) and Jody AKA Daddy while I stepped out of the kitchen to use the bathroom this evening. Ava: Where’d mommy go? Daddy: To the bathroom. Ava: Why? Daddy: Because she has to pee. Ava: Why? Daddy: Because she drank a lot of water so her bladder is full. Ava: You poop out of your vagina. Daddy: No, you poop out of your…(pause)…your anus. And you pee out of your urethra. Ava: What do you use your vagina for? Daddy: Pause. That’s a little more complicated. We’ll talk about that when you get older. (Note: I hesitated before postingRead More →

Lest any of you get the impression that because I am crunchy I do not indulge in crap that’s bad for me sweets, take a look below at what Jody bought for me last night. First, a little back story. As you know, I had a migraine on Tuesday, which lessened throughout the day, but was still present last night. Usually my drug sweet of choice is frozen chocolate chips (because we always have some), but since Jody had to run out to the store to pick up some new deodorant (because I somehow lost his – I was cleaning up and put it “away”Read More →

Two weekends ago, Jody took Ava out to run errands in the morning like they do every Saturday. They had a productive time out, but upon arriving back home Jody confessed, “I’m a crappy dad. I forgot to get Ava lunch.” Oops. She was indeed a bit hungry so we got her fed and all was well. Fast forward to three days later. I was running late with getting Ava to her last morning of summer camp at the farm. (Jody worked from home that morning so in having him around to help out, I didn’t stay on task like I usually do when I’mRead More →

Wouldn’t you like to be a Simpson too? I was browsing mommy blogs over on The Mom Blogs and found this link to Simpsonize Me over at Flakes of Bran (where she has a lovely Simpsonized version of her own family) . The temptation was too great. I had to play myself. :) After I created each of us (well, Jody did his own), I went into Photoshop and played a bit more, assembling us together for a family pic and adding a few personal touches. What do ya think? :) Well, what are you waiting for? You know you want to go Simpsonize yourselfRead More →

A conversation between Jody AKA Daddy and Ava (3) as they were out in the car running errands on Sunday. Ava: “I don’t want to go home. I want to go to Walmart.” Daddy: “We don’t really go to Walmart, we go to Target.” Ava: “We shouldn’t go to Target. That’s what the girl said.” Daddy: “The girl? Where at?” Ava: “The girl and the boy who was making pictures.” Daddy: “Why do you want to go to Walmart?” Ava: “I want to buy everything that I want.” Apparently Walmart is recruiting them young these days. The funny this is, we really don’t go toRead More →

Unlike the majority of July, August’s temperatures have, so far, not been nearly as sweltering. That being the case, on Friday I decided to load the kids up into the double jogging stroller for a long walk to the park (the one that’s 1.5 miles away – hey, that’s a long walk for me. ;)). Apparently, it wasn’t as cool out as I thought it was and I soon started to sweat, but the walk was good for me, it was nice to get out of the house, and the kids were having a good time. We made it to the park and there wasRead More →