Saturday, June 25, 2011


Over the last few months I have come to the conclusion that everyone is an idiot except for me.

Obviously I don't really think that is true, it just sounded like a really good starting line. However, I do believe there are a plethera of idoits out there and I am sad to say that I am aquainted with too many of them.

I am tired of reading comments on facebook, blogs, and to my face, about how upset people are because the "need" to buy a minivan. They act like it is the equivalent of having to wear a headgear as a teenager.

It seems like many of these women are afraid of the stigma attached with owning a minivan. Let's forget for a moment that these are supposed to be adults we are dealing with, not teenage girls, who should not give a damn what others think of them, and break down this supposed stigma.

1. Owning a minivan implies that you are most likely a mother.

2. Owning a minivan implies that you have been blessed multiple times.

3. Owning a minivan implies that you care enough to shuttle your kids around to every piano lesson, soccer practice, and dentist appointment they need to attend.

4. Owning a minivan implies that you have been blessed and are fortunate enough to be able to afford a vehicle that can carry your entire family from point A to point B.

What is it exactly that makes these women, blessed with posterity and means, cringe at such a stigma?


Thursday, June 16, 2011


After 8 years of saying I wanted a playset in my yard, I went ahead and bought one. My youngest is 3, so if we waited any longer, we wouldn't have needed it.

My kids were jumping out of their skin as we (meaning Steve) were finishing putting it together, and they each went down the slide about 20 times as soon as they were given the green light.

It was a bit of a process to put it all together because it was mostly done at night after the kids went to bed. But it was worth the wait (says the one whose main job was to sort the hardware).

Now it's time to throw a party!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

don't....move....a muscle

Here is Riley's protest to being sent to her room.

Unfortunately for her, no one noticed for a very long time...and she fell asleep.


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