• alyx

    Alyx 1 – Mom 0

    Having already gone through raising two 12 year old girls, I figured Alyx would be the same.  Boy crazy, school is only for socializing and ignoring my parental demands.  She isn’t like most 12 year olds.  Boys are an after thought, school is for socializing, but it’s also about getting good grades and go figure she listens to me when I tell her do something and not once has she rolled her eyes. She’s also about questioning absolutely everything.  She also has a very firm opinion on everything. The other day she noted I was not wearing underwear. “Oh God, that could be the grossest thing in the whole wide…

  • alyx,  marina

    Conversation going on in my room RIGHT NOW.

    Marina: When I start driving, I will drive you where ever you want! Because I am such a nice sister. Alyx: So when I say, “Marina, I want beef jerky, take me to the store, you’ll say yes!?” Marina: Yes Alyx, because I will be like, you’re my sister and I am a good sister and I know there will be a time when were not all here. Me: Hold on, I am blogging this. Alyx: I’m going to go write that down…and make her sign it.

  • alyx,  My Brats,  shea

    Pen Pal…

    Recently Alyx hooked herself up with a nifty, little pen pal and has been over the top with writing and buying stuff for her letters. Shea is butthurt that she doesn’t have a pen pal. Anyone have a little girl that wants to send letters and girlie stuff back and forth?

  • alyx,  My Favorite Posts,  shea

    I don’t want them to ever grow up!

    Still being in my ‘funky disco’ groove from the concert, I was blaring “She’s A Bad Mama Jama“ on the way over to drop the girls off at Dan’s for Karate. Shea and Alyx both know the song and they are grooving right along with me, singing just as loud as I am. I’m reminded of the laugh that my sister got when I confessed to her that I never really knew what the singer was saying in this certain part of the song. SIDENOTE: To fully be able to appreciate this part of the story you will have to know this song. If you’ve never heard this song, the…

  • alyx,  My Brats

    she is charmed

    Alyx had this field trip today where you have to dress in all 1800 clothes and bring your lunch in a bucket. I never realized how OCD my daughter was until yesterday, where she not only rode my last nerve, she SNAPPED it, tied it back together and did it again and again for 2 solid days. Many of you know, Alyx is the angel of the house. BUT it has come to my attention that she might not be as angelic as I had once believed, but that is for another post. THIS post focuses on her ability to drive someone (me) nuts with her calm, adult like tones…

  • alyx

    And the days go by like a strand in the wind in the web that is my own

    Every year on Alyx’s birthday cake I write, Happy 5th Birthday. I then have to put the real age on there. She came to me this year and asked that I remember that this was her NINTH birthday and not her FIFTH. When Alyx was little I told her that she couldn’t get any bigger and she promised me that if I let her turn 5 that she wouldn’t get any older or bigger. I let her turn five and try as she might, that little girl keeps getting bigger. She’s still the smallest girl in her class and she hasn’t moved into size 1 shoes yet. She’s trying. When…

  • alyx

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    I have done one of the meanest things a parent can do to a child, outside of running over their cat. Which I may or may not have done during my college days. I numbered the Christmas gifts. Yes. I know. MEAN HUH? (this is where you hear me laughing like an evil loon) The girls came home from their dads and there is a pile of gifts under the tree. “YAY, GIFTS!!” They run towards the tree and pick up the multi colored boxes. “Mom? Who’s #4?” “You’ll find out on Christmas….unless…you can figure it out on your own. Oh the whining…Complaining…and then the “I’ll figure it out first!”…

  • alyx

    Ribbit…

    Where the hell did this weekend go? Who took the weekend like a wet rag and RUNG IT OUT? The Ebay craze in our house is over the top. Alyx, our budding artist, has decided that she’s going to put up her picture of the Blog Frog she drew when he was here. When you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up she says, “An Artist.” When Shaun moved in and brought all his paint brushes and paints it just fed her dream. Being the supportive mother I am, i’m going to promote the hell out of that picture for her. If you have Ebay, go…

  • alyx,  friends,  Random and Odd

    Calling All Bloggers….

    I’m now 800 lbs. Not being able to get up out of bed, mixed with Charlottes mint chocolate chip cookies have enlarged me to a human tanker truck. I might need to rethink the whole ‘send me cookies’ requests. It’s 3am and I am on the last leg of my Nip/Tuck first season. Like I said in the comments, I am a tv, movie, books and music idiot. You need to keep me informed of cool shows. If it wasn’t for my back being out I would never know what a sweet girl Amber Frey was, Joey was a comic genius or that Nip/Tuck is…dare I say it? BETTER than…