Is it normal that this makes me want to cry?

Is it normal that this makes me want to cry?

Tags: brothers

Cooper had his first time-out today…

which he spent blowing raspberries on his own arm in fits of laughter and blowing me kisses whenever we made eye contact. 

I think we may need a different approach with this one. 

Tags: super cooper

My kids have discovered Michael Jackson’s Thriller. (Not the video, obviously, since I don’t want to scar them for life at ages 1 & 4, but the song itself.) They LOVE it and ask to hear it constantly, so I started teaching them the video choreography today because, um, why not? Will is catching on, and it’s so freaking hilarious. I’m really hoping that he’ll let me teach him more, and I can’t wait to get this on video to blackmail him with someday ;) 

My first baby. 
Happy National Dog Day, Lucy! 

My first baby. 

Happy National Dog Day, Lucy! 

When stores have a limited number of grocery carts that actually hold two children, and you approach the last remaining one at the same time as I do with my TWO children, and you’re holding the hand of a SINGLE child, and then you shimmy in front of me (because I’m moving at a sloth pace with two kids who are less than enthused about this grocery adventure) to take that cart, then YOU SIR, ARE A COMPLETE ASSHOLE. And I will pretty much follow you through the store giving you dirty looks and shaking my head and saying things loudly like, “Will, can you please stay close to the cart?! I’m sorry you aren’t able to ride in the cart. There are very selfish people in the world, and I guess this is a lesson you’d better learn now.” Because if we’re having an asshole contest, sir, I’m willing to take it to the next level. And I will follow you even more closely to subject you to my child who is running wild and screaming about the inferiority of certain yogurt flavors I’ve dared to place in the cart. 

I hope you went home and complained about me to your wife and she schooled you on how you don’t do shit like that. My husband schooled me on the fact that someone is probably going to pull a gun on me someday for my antics. But whatever, you’re still the bigger asshole. 

It’s time to nail down Halloween costumes for my boys, and I asked Will if he wanted to dress up with Cooper again this year. Since he said yes, I hit the internet for ideas, and there’s a small part of me that wants to do something ridiculous like Harry & Lloyd (if you don’t know who they are, unfollow me immediately) or Forrest &  Lieutenant Dan.
Sadly, Will has reached an age where he has pretty solid opinions on such things. He said he needed time to think about what he wanted to be, so I asked what we should dress Cooper as and he told me, “Cooper loves babies, and birdies, and dogs. I think he should be a dog, and then when it’s his birthday you can give him a baby and birdy party.”  We’ll probably pass on the latter, but it has me thinking that we could have a fireman and dalmation on our hands this Halloween. 

It’s time to nail down Halloween costumes for my boys, and I asked Will if he wanted to dress up with Cooper again this year. Since he said yes, I hit the internet for ideas, and there’s a small part of me that wants to do something ridiculous like Harry & Lloyd (if you don’t know who they are, unfollow me immediately) or Forrest &  Lieutenant Dan.

Sadly, Will has reached an age where he has pretty solid opinions on such things. He said he needed time to think about what he wanted to be, so I asked what we should dress Cooper as and he told me, “Cooper loves babies, and birdies, and dogs. I think he should be a dog, and then when it’s his birthday you can give him a baby and birdy party.”  We’ll probably pass on the latter, but it has me thinking that we could have a fireman and dalmation on our hands this Halloween. 

Tags: halloween

Classic Saturday morning Rock Em Sock Em Robots face-off.

Classic Saturday morning Rock Em Sock Em Robots face-off.

"Coffee and wine are like my life coaches. Coffee is there for a pat on the ass, “Go get ‘em we can do this!” And then wine is like, “You’ll get them tomorrow. You gave it a good shot. Keep your chin up.”"

— Ted Alexandro (via bumbershootfestival)

Exactly.

(via inthelife-of)

(Source: korisageeeeek, via inthelife-of)

We painted today. It was great fun, so I snapped a couple photos for the grandparents of their “gifts” in progress, and then I brought the brushes over to the sink to rinse them.  

Note to self: Bring cups of paint to the sink WITH the brushes next time! 

Cooper Hulk-ified himself in under 90 seconds. 

[I choked on my] Dinner Conversation

  • Me (to A): Will told me today that he'd like to take karate.
  • Will: Daddy, did you ever do karate when you were little?
  • A: No, I always wanted to learn karate, but we didn't have the money when I was a kid.
  • Will: Whomp, whomp.