Tag: bedtime

Autism Awareness… and Coolness

Autism Awareness… and Coolness

I don’t know if it’s an autism thing or what, but many nights Babyboy cannot go to sleep until he’s completed some particular task or project. If we try to pull his attention away from, say, writing a comic strip in Chinese, he ignores us. […]

A Better Bedtime?

A Better Bedtime?

Hubby and I agreed that we need to get a better handle on the kids’ bedtime. It was after nine, and the kids were finally in bed, but still awake, protesting: Babyboy wanted someone to cuddle with him, and Babygirl wanted someone to rock her. […]

Sunday Night Tantrum

Sunday Night Tantrum

It’s 9 p.m. on a Sunday, and I’m sitting here watching Babygirl, who is thrashing around on the floor at my feet, howling and crying, pulling at my legs, pulling my arm, yelling: “I’m hungry Get up Put your computer away Get me a snack […]

New Year’s Eve Slumber Party

New Year’s Eve Slumber Party

Here it is, New Year’s Eve. I’m a 43 year old working mother of young kids. My idea of a New Year’s Eve party? A slumber party. And not the kind where a bunch of giggling girls huddle in sleeping bags watching scary movies and […]

Why Am I So Beat?

Why Am I So Beat?

I’ve started writing several posts this week, only to get pulled away by one thing or the other. By the time I’ve been able to get back to the draft, my thought and attention has already turned to another topic. I’ve now got very brief […]

Honey, I’ll Be Late Home From The Office…

Honey, I’ll Be Late Home From The Office…

I work part-time, and I rarely miss our kids’ dinner and bath time. But Mondays are my afternoon clinic days, and not only am I usually leaving well after the afternoon rush hour, but my commute has been longer of late. I’ve been walking to […]

Better Bedtimes

Better Bedtimes

With Hubby away this week, and me coughing, coughing, coughing (again), we’ve slid into a bit of survival mode here at home. I have extremely low expectations for housecleaning and routines. The place is cluttered, the laundry pile is growing, and the kids are eating […]

Parental Flailing

Parental Flailing

It’s almost 9 p.m. on a school night, and my kids are jumping up and down on their beds. We started the bedtime routine at least an hour and a half ago. Hubby has a sinus infection, and I’m just…. done. Neither of our kids […]