Category Archives: Parenting

Touché Pussycat!

Tonight, as I was getting Daryoosh ready for bed, he looked at me squarely in the eyes and exclaimed, “I’ll skin you alive!” Thank you Tom and Jerry for some choice phrases in my son’s vocabulary. Some others that he randomly spouts off? “Touché pussycat!” “Bonjour Monsieur Jerry!” “O.W.T. out!” Looks like we should find…

My journey to the other side

  Yes. I did it. I gave in. I am officially headed to soccer mom-dom. I thought it would take months to get used to the fact that I drive a minivan. It actually took two days. It wasn’t nearly as horrible as I thought it would be. Yup. So I’m no longer “cool” (if…

We’re both the same!

This is what Daryoosh has exclaimed every time we have been inside the car since yesterday. Yes, I finally gave in and Santi turned his car seat around for us.  I thought I’d leave him there a few more months, but figured that this was as good a time as any since he hit the…

Picking my battles

With a pushing-the-limits four-year-old and a defiant not-quite-two-year-old, I am definitely picking the battles I want to fight. 1) Wii. I am winning this battle with extra spoils.  I stand firm on no Wii play during the week.  We’ve had this rule in place for so long, that Yago no longer asks to play.  He…