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"Because Mommy said so, that's why" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I was a child and my mother used to use that statement on me "Because I said so, that's why", it used to drive me nuts. I swore I would never say that to my child(ren). B ... Read on »
"Men are supposed to be made out of steel or something"... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Steel Magnolias. This movie does it for me every single time. photo courtesy of IMDb From the beginning to the end, I cry and I laugh...and then I cry ... Read on »
"Mommy, hold my balls..." by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is what Garrett said to me within the first 10 minutes of being in his new preschool classroom….loudly….within earshot of every parent there, of course. He clumsily ... Read on »
"Mommy, Santa really IS everywhere...." by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So I'm one of those moms who thoroughly enjoys being able to hold Christmas over their kids' heads. As in "if you don't stop hitting your brother, the elves will report it to ... Read on »
"Mommy, that isn't poop on the floor....see, watch" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh yeah, I went there. I definitely did. Plainly put, my kids are gross. Nothing seems to disgust them. This incident, unfortunately, was not the first time they had proven th ... Read on »
"Mommy, why was that mouse eating his brother?" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So wasn't it just the other day when I posted about one of the kids hiding Tim's computer mouse and I was saying Thank God it wasn't a real mouse we were talking about? Funny ... Read on »
"My cat thinks I'm God"...and other wierd google searches by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I absolutely LOVE doing posts like this. The things people google which ultimately sends them to my blog provides hours of entertainment for me. I'll share some of the latest ... Read on »
"There's fried zucchini, steamed zucchini, grilled zucchini...all kinds of zucchini" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our little garden has really taken off in the last couple of weeks....we've got zucchini (galore), green beans, strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes. So I've had to get a ... Read on »
"What the teacher says" versus "What the teacher really means" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I went in for a parent-teacher conference a few months ago with Cole and Bella's preschool teacher and I listened to her use words like "spirited" and "natural-born leader" to ... Read on »
"You put WHAT in your ear?" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Why??? Why?! Can someone please tell me WHY when I tell my kids to NOT do something, do they turn around and do exactly what I asked them NOT to do? Do they have this undying ... Read on »
"Your opinion does count, sweetie....it's just wrong". by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I had just read the latest on the whole Jon and Kate, Plus 8 marital affair fiasco and I was sharing my opinion on the subject with Tim. He listened for about 10 seconds ... Read on »
"Are you joking?" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The title of this 1st post is usually the reaction I get from strangers when they learn I'm pregnant with our 2nd set of twins. I never realized how interesting this fact is ... Read on »
"God is not happy with Daddy, is he?" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm in the process of getting pics uploaded so those will be coming shortly...I promise! My favorite thing to do these days is record Cole and Bella's conversations b/c the ... Read on »
"Here are your choices...better make it a good one" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I was driving home from picking Cole and Bella up from preschool today, I heard them chattering in the backseat. This is what I heard: Cole: Okay, Bella, listen to m ... Read on »
"I am not sharing my birthday with you anymore" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Cole and Bella's 4th birthday is this Thursday....I'm in denial. Has 4 years really gone by already? I'm in denial. It seems like just yesterday when I was desperately tryin ... Read on »
"I want Daddy" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This morning, Tim was emptying the dishwasher and I was on the computer totally glued to a blog about Jon and Kate, Plus 8 (behind-the-scenes drama about the show that I sim ... Read on »
"I'd happily trade places with you" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I waited in the waiting room at my OB's office today, there was a lady sitting across from me. I noticed she kept looking at me and when I finally made eye contact with ... Read on »
"I'm going to kiss you now" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Bella is into kissing...last night, she trapped Cole in a corner and laid a big, wet one on his cheek. He was not happy and screamed bloody murder. She loves to give kisse ... Read on »
"I'm taking you out of my 5" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is what Tim said to me yesterday - "I'm taking you out of my 5". That would be his top 5 people in his cellphone network I suppose. I think I'm starting to grate on h ... Read on »
"It wasn't me...It was my evil twin" by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's so amazing to me how at the tender age of 2, Cole and Bella already know how to point blame towards one another. This happens at least once a day. For instance, the o ... Read on »