JUST SAVE ONE

Last night I went with some friends to view the award-winning documentary Born Into Brothels. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and inspiring film, I highly recommend it. The story is about a group of children who were born in Calcutta’s red light district, a maze of chaos, brothels, and despair. New York photographer Zana…

FELIZ CUMPLEANOS…

…and other reasons I shouldn’t claim to speak Spanish. Jene’ was babysitting the girls again (which means I wasn’t in charge). Jene’ asked them to sing Happy Birthday to record on her computer so she could add pictures of them to it and burn it all to a CD for their daddy. She gets them…

THE VOWS… CHOCOLATE OR WHITE CAKE?

I babysat the girls by MYSELF on Saturday night. The only thing that worried me was the fact that usually, I am there getting in trouble with them. Jene’ is the authority figure. Jene’ is in charge. Jene’ now works late Friday and Saturday nights. So, as daddy was walking out the door, he reiterated…

"OUCH!"

The Roomie babysat the girls again Friday night. The older sister was out with her friends, so for a couple of hours it was just us and the twins. First of all, these girls are very conversational now. The quiet one now makes me dizzy trying to follow all of her words. I can’t believe…

My Safari/Princess/MardiGras wedding with Princess Butterfly Bob the Builder as one of my attendants… the things I do for kids…lol — her little face is omitted because I’ve not obtained permission to post from her parents yet… 

REASONS WHY CAILLOU HAS NO HAY-UR (HAIR)

The roommate babysitted my favorite preschoolers tonight, so I tagged along to play. We watched a children’s animated video, “Caillou,” featuring a boy who is drawn with no hair. This intrigued me. Everyone else, including Caillou’s grandfather, had hair (or hay-ur, as Twin #1 said to me — remember, we’re in Texas). So I thought…

PRESCHOOL POOL PARTY

The girls who brought you, “Marriage Wisdom from Preschoolers,” just celebrated their 5th & 3rd birthdays at a pool party. The pool held 6″ of water and featured a mushroom shower, Noah’s Ark slide, and a rainbow slide. I don’t know how many kids were there, but there had to be 20 of them, ranging…

Car seats have come a long way in the past 30 years… at least I had one.  

MARRIAGE WISDOM FROM PRESCHOOLERS Tonight my roomie was babysitting three darling little girls, the oldest is almost 5 and the twins are almost 3. I sometimes go with her to play. I always have fun and usually, I learn something I never knew before. For example, tonight, one twin and the four year old decided…

SQUIRREL BEER TONIC (TAKE TWO) I did not get to check on the Squirrel Beer Tonic as planned. The kids started out the day at orientation at school, came back at 9 a.m. and we settled in for the day. The ozone is horrible right now, and it rained, so we stayed indoors. Thank you,…

SQUIRREL BEER TONIC Today I babysat two adorable kids. Alexandra is 7 and starts second grade Thursday. Ian, 5, will enter kindergarten. They returned this morning from attending a relative’s wedding in England (Dad is from Cornwall) and of course, their little internal clocks are off by about 7 hours. Apparently, they got up at…