A Hodgepodge

Things with Alexander are better, we had a bit of a blowout and I yelled at him. He didn’t yell back, which is good. It’s not good that I yelled at him, because I hate being the yelling mom, but I absolutely refuse to be the mom of the kid who doesn’t listen. He’s a good little boy, he’s testing the limits, and we’re providing them. I try to take cues from my husband who is so thoughtful. Before the kids turn on the PlayStation he asks them, “how much …

Never Ending Explosions and Repairs

I think y’all know that I like a clean house. No, I love a clean house. I also love clean clothes, and my washer and dryer (while not quite dead) are slowing down. Since Alexander is speeding up this is not a good thing. In order to get clothes properly cleaned, I am told, I need a front loading washer and dryer. I also have the world’s tiniest laundry room. This is both good and bad news. The bad news with a small laundry room is that you must use …