Monday, September 22, 2008

Snakes at the Post Office

Today I realized something. I must need to take my kids out in public more. Evidently they don't realize that it's NOT OK to crawl around on the floor of a public place.

Let me back up a bit. Today the boys and I went to the Post Office to mail some packages for husband's business and ebay sales. Normally, this would be a fairly uneventful occasion, right? Not so today. While I was filling out customs forms, the boys started looking in all the nooks and crannies to investigate. There was only one other customer and she to had a preschooler, so I thought we were ok. Then, child 2 started crawling around on the floor doing his monster impersonation. It all went down hill from there. Child 1 thought that looked like fun, but wanted to take it to the next level. He wanted to be a snake. So then, the kids really got into it and went down on their bellies and started hissing. I am still filling out a custom form, but I stopped and ever so tightly lipped told the children to stand up and stay still. Miracle of miracles, they listened. I finished my transaction and the postal worker gave me my receipt with a slight smirk on his face as he told me to have a nice day. I was very greatful that we had mailed the bulk of our packages at a box store yesterday. Why can't they have tv carts at all errand locations?

Have your kids ever gone bonkers in a public place?

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Hey all,

I wanted to explain what this blog will be. Parts of it will be factual and parts of it will be factual with a bit of exaggeration for humor. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

-The Author

New Parents

I was driving to aerobics the other day and saw a car with all of the back windows covered in sunshields. It made me chuckle as I remembered bringing child one home from the hospital. I thought about how protective we are as new parents. We spend all the money on new baby equipment, we get all the latest baby gadgets and are so sure of how we will raise our child. And it will certainly be better than the parents of the annoying kids at restaurants.

Then we get sent home with a teeny tiny person. And everything we thought we knew about parenting goes out the window. I remember that husband and I were freaking out because the nurse asked us if the car seat straps were snug. We spent ten minutes making sure it was secure and that our base was snug too. Then we started driving home and child 1 began crying and I freaked out again because it was not time for the baby to be crying. Our child was out of control, it was only three days old but I was convinced there was something wrong with the baby. The husband was very calming and assuring as he laughed at me.

How was parenting different than you expected it to be?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

To blog or to read; that is the question

So, today I was really excited to start this blogging thing. Last night I could hardly sleep because I had so many ideas for posts. And the reality of motherhood hit. And once again, I am pulled away from my desire to write in order to tend the needs of my horde.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My First Blogging Attempt

So, I have now joined the world of blogging. I enjoy writing and thought this would be a good way to practice. Blogging may soon become my new hobby. We will see what happens.