Like Pulling Teeth

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This morning, I had my last wisdom tooth pulled, which means as you read this I’m probably sleep and/or in pain.

My son has a loose tooth, so he’s a little confused about my tooth being pulled. Shouldn’t it fall out on its own?

Well.

Thankfully, my husband has taken the day off work to take care of me. I might just hole up in my shed while he takes care of the kids.

We’ll see how long it takes for my kids (or my husband) to come out and bust down the shed door.

Masochism, Motherhood, and Shopping with Children

Do you take your kids shopping? Are they as terrible as mine? I feel like I’m always that mom–the one whose kids are doing something unfathomably bad.

Maybe they’re touching every single apple with their fingers, or maybe their tongues. Maybe they’re not being properly supervised. Maybe they’re projectile vomiting while their heads spin around in the cereal aisle.

Of course, there are good times, too. There are times when no one runs away from me, no one topples a display of dog treats, and we get through the checkout with nary a tear. If it weren’t for these times, I’d never take them shopping again.

Writing Prompt: Valentine’s Day

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How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

For me, it’s a mixed bag. I mean, it no longer causes the anxiety it once did–I’m married, so no worries about finding a Valentine–but it’s still such a strange holiday. I like the cute cards and hearts and it’s fun to dress up in pink and purple (You should see my outfit today! I’ve got hearts on my leggings). I like having an excuse to eat chocolate with abandon. Continue reading → Writing Prompt: Valentine’s Day