An Indulgent Day

Who doesn’t love a three day weekend? I had little to do these last three days with the exception of one very important audition yesterday. Yes, I said it, an audition for a radtastic docuseries that I can’t tell you anything about because I don’t know anything about it except that I want to host it and they should want me to host it too because… because I said so. Of course it went well because all Hollywood meetings go well. Everyone loves you and is sweet and wonderful and …

I Hate Bringing the Kids to School

It’s been a wonderful four days, five really, home with the kids. Certainly there were early mornings during the Thanksgiving break, but we were waking up early to take Jane to soccer knowing that the afternoon would be spent napping. Alexander woke up bright and early to spend some quality time with Madden and the Playstation. It was the good kind of waking up early. This morning’s waking up early wasn’t the good sort. Jane’s alarm clock is just too complicated and has never worked very well, Alexander relies on …

Unintended Benefits of a Shared Bedroom

This is the seventh night in a hotel, which means that this is the seventh night of Jane and Alexander having no playmates but each other other and sharing a room most nights. One of the things I’m quite certain I got wrong was not having the kids share a room. I know that at this age they’d have to be split up already. If I could go back in time there isn’t a ton of parenting I’d like to change but this is a big one. I’d have taken …

Spring Broken at Spring Break

Last week was our first week of spring break. I love having my kids home. I love watching them play, hanging out with them for hours with no schedule. I love just being with them. The first week of spring break was fabulous. This second week is going to break me. I was up at seven this morning and I had to get reasonably cute so that I could tape for Momversation. Then I had to tape again, in the meantime the kids were making themselves breakfast and somehwhat destroying …

Colorado Ski Vacation: Where I Finally Ski

As the antibiotics kick in and Alexander’s fever subsides we start having a little fun. The kids disappear into the snow and build forts. We caution them to stick together, but there is no lecture about the homeless guy on Ventura or the speed of cars. Instead we worry about boots falling off or spats between children. The kids go to daycare ski school for a few hours and Robert and I take a few runs together. It’s fun, but it’s pretty tame and I’m needing just a little more. …