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Prisoner vs Prisoner: It Works

This morning, we had a…situation. Seems as though while dad was in the front room, and Theo and I were upstairs, some little cutie┬ádecided to use a dry erase marker on dad’s IPhone. Green. Dry. Erase. Marker. To the IPhone!! Dad was not pleased. And we had to get to the bottom of the situation, … Continue reading

Weekend Thoughts

So here’s what I learned since I last wrote… A phone call to Aunt Janet after Olena’s last meltdown has made a difference already. Some strategies have been put in place and while we are not meltdown free, we seem to be handling these situations a little better. First, these kids are tired. While they … Continue reading

What Happens at Night?

Rob: “See you downstairs.” Me: “OK” Gretchen (or was it Olena?) “Mom, what will you guys do downstairs?” Me “Probably drink!” Pushing Buttons Parents, admit it. Some days┬áthose precious little charges of yours just push your buttons. Today, it was Olena. Now, she is a pro at this. She also really LOVES an audience, whether … Continue reading

Crazy, Lazy Saturday

I Can, and I Will, Just Because The one good thing about Saturday (and Sunday) is we don’t have to rush around in the morning, trying to get everyone out the door and to school, or to the sitter’s, or to work. That’s a major cause of stress for us during the week. The one … Continue reading