Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Friday, November 14, 2008

My "awesome" parenting skills: BACKFIRED!

Oh, this boy. I love Ed. As much as he frustrates me, he makes me laugh just as hard. Today he was playing with our one and only water hose. He turned it on and said "Mom! I did it! I made a mud puddle!" I turned it off and gave him the "Don't play in the mud and don't touch the hose" lecture. (The only reason was that I didn't want the hassle of cleaning him up, and Ryan didn't want his plywood all wet. We are trying to get that dried up.) He said "Otay!" and then as soon as I was far enough away, the hose was on again. With him laughing. I went over to the hose AGAIN, turned it off, and said "NO HOSE, ED!" just as sternly as I could. Then, on sheer impulse, I decided to squirt him in the face with the water, hoping that would make him not like the water so much... not a chance. He laughed and said "Do it again, mommy! Do it again!" Ryan was laughing hysterically. And Ed? He was dripping wet in the face, grinning from ear to ear. Loving every minute of it. I give up.


  1. I love that kid!! He makes me laugh too. He reminds me of someone close to me.