It was Family Day weekend and I was working hard to get the kids out the door and over to my parents' house where both of my sisters and my little niece and nephew were visiting. My sister had kindly popped by to help me wrangle the troops. All 3 kids were practically body surfing … Continue reading Not on my Watch: I’ve got 99 Problems but Explaining ‘Squirrel Death’ Ain’t One
My 5 year old, Miss M and 4 year old, Mr. C got to attend Ash Wednesday mass at church with their school today. Here is their story... Me: Did you guys get to go to church today? M&C: Yes!!! M: They put ashes on our heads just like you said! C: But mine came … Continue reading My Kinders on Ash Wednesday…
One windy, snowy, late afternoon, just as I had finished picking up our school-aged kiddos from after-school daycare, I buckled them into their car seats then lifted up the front of 2-year old Mr.O's car seat poncho to do the same when suddenly 4 year old Mr. C cried out in horror, "Oh no! That's … Continue reading The Daycare ‘Little Green Guy’ Theft & a ‘Grocery Game’ Mystery: Boys are Both Sweet and Gross
When my sister and my adorable 2 year old nephew and 6 week old niece were in town visiting for the weekend, we decided to take all 5 kiddos to an indoor play place to burn some energy and have some fun! Five year old Miss M asked if she could bring her brand, new … Continue reading Life Lessons from Nova the Unicorn: Learning to be Responsible
Hello and welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus! I am so very excited to be writing my first blog post on my brand new blog! Yay! My name is Lesley and I am a mom blogger. That has an AAish ring to it, doesn't it? I'm keeping it because that is sort of fitting to … Continue reading Welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus!
It's amazing how the definition of "normal" can change overnight when you become a parent. I'm not sure how or when it happens because I've basically just gone through the motions of life in a sleep-deprived, puffy-eyed fog, but at some point, with a 3 year old, 2 year old and 9 week old, the … Continue reading Parenthood: The Normalization of the Abnormal
Yesterday 3 year old Miss M spiked a high fever just after dinner. She had been battling a cold since playing soccer in the rain last weekend but the fever concerned me. The fact that she screamed in pain when I put the thermometer in her ear made me think it must be an ear … Continue reading Goodbye Rear-facing Toddler! Helloooo Backseat Driver!