Category Archives: The Inmates

I think it’s a new tradition…

Two things I tend to dread about Christmas: Wrapping presents. Now, I actually enjoy wrapping a present or two. My problem is, I tend to accumulate all the various presents for all the kids plus hubby, and wrap them all … Continue reading

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Homeschool Wars – the After Action Report

As promised – here is the postmortem from last week’s battle royal over the resumption of schooling. There’s nothing like a good solid motivator to get kids to buckle down and get to work. I must confess myself amazed at my … Continue reading

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Homeschool Wars

No, I’m not talking the kind where the school district gets out of hand and sends truant officers to your door with police officers and threatens to arrest you and take away your children if you don’t let them do … Continue reading

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Chore Attire

This is the way we dress for chores, dress for chores, dress for chores This is the way we dress for chores, so early in the morning: SO early in the morning. Also, I think those are my hipwaders.  Er, boots.

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Blessings From Grandma’s Garden

Two kids and Mr. Caffeinated made a trip to see Grandpa and Grandma.  Grandma sent us some goodies from her garden. This calls for child labor! Actually, they were a big help.  I didn’t have to wash or snap anything. … Continue reading

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Toe Surgery

As if there wasn’t enough drama around here… I’m having a series of three surgeries on my feet. Back in college, over 20 years ago, I started having problems with ingrown toenails.  Not just my big toes; with all ten.  … Continue reading

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The joys of co-sleeping

Junior-man is apparently incapable of sleeping all night by himself. This in defiance of all recommended child-sleeping arrangements from all kinds of well-respected pediatric authors and researchers alike; he simply doesn’t care. He wants someone to snuggle with, and now … Continue reading

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