Thursday, February 6, 2020

Captain's log: Day 936 of sickness

Today marks day 936 of the illnesses that have continued to affect our crew, or so I believe. I can't be sure as all the days and nights have begun to run together, with crew members waking regardless of the sun's position. The sicknesses appear to have started when one of the young crew members began to visit a strange and new location where germs gather and find hosts: preschool. Though we have identified the source, our mission requires that he make regular voyages to the locale regardless of the risks. Recovery has been intermittent, and quarantine periods have resulted in crew members turning on each other. Mutiny is imminent.

There is hope as the new season approaches, but will we make it?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Names of dinosaurs I know

Many times in parenting, I am called on to provide knowledge that I just don't have. And like any good mom, I learn or I lie. Right now that knowledge is dinosaurs. You guys, I know a LOT of dinosaur names.

T. Rex
Tex Mex

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Grocery List - Free Printable

Grocery shopping for my family each week can be such a chore. There are always things I forget and things I buy on an impulse. So I made myself a list template for the categories I really need. Feel free to download and print it out if these are also the things you're buying each week.

Download printable

Saturday, December 28, 2019

The holiday season through Google searches

This is my brain on Christmas.

Early December
  • Where to get live Christmas tree Austin
  • Whole Foods Christmas tree sale 2019
  • How to decorate plain wreath
  • Blue mailbox locations
  • Croup age range
  • North Austin pediatricians 
  • Klaus good for kids 
  • Christmas lights song preschool 
  • Where to stream Polar Express
  • Grinch 2018 IMDb
  • Santa trail of lights real beard
  • Batiste dry shampoo  
  • Reindeer food
  • Ginger for baking
Christmas week
  • Pictures of strep throat 
  • Small white bumps tonsils kids
  • Best funny movies
  • Early HFM symptoms
  • Wild Kratts live review 
  • Rash amoxicillin
  • Urgent care Austin 
  • Cough ear infection
  • Personalized Santa video 
  • Experience gifts for kids
  • What to feed caga tio 
  • How much should 11-month-old nurse
  • How to get rid of Christmas tree Austin 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Super powers of a mom with sick kids

Lightning-fast hands: to catch the vomit almost in time.
Her own gravitational pull: that makes sick kids glom to her no matter where she is or what she’s doing.
Heightened sense of hearing: to jolt awake at every fart, meow or house sound in case a kid is crying for her.
Search term prowess: to find the most terrifying disease on Google that matches her child’s symptoms.
Tylenol math super brain: to juggle dosage times, amounts and temperatures for each kid who then refuse to take any more medicine or have their temperature taken.
Ability to jump to conclusions: like thinking her soundly sleeping child must not be breathing so she better go wake him up just to check.
Grandparent-like compassion: to suspend any semblance of parental control or discipline and replace it with unlimited screen time, cookies for dinner and a new toy if the kid is pathetic enough.