Category: Famous last words

My DIY dreamcatchers were a nightmare

It all started, as most DIY disasters do, with the prettiest Pinterest image. Whimsical DIY dreamcatchers with gold beads, rustic twine, and pastel-coloured feathers. Surely I could make that! DIY dreamcatchers would be an easy project and look great in our daughter’s bedroom. I…

Then and now

Then: “Okay! Let’s take off this outfit and get you a nice new one. Into the laundry you go, Mr. Onesie! Now let’s get some fresh socks to match …” Now: “Hmm. Sleeper looks clean. You can wear that again tonight. No, let’s leave…

Then and now

Then (while assembling Baby Boy’s highchair): “The tray is dishwasher-safe? What? Why would anyone want to fill up half their dishwasher with this thing when you could just wipe it off? Now (after many, many solid-food feedings): “%$#! It’s not coming off! Why is…

Need a sitter? Save time! Call …

Although I am not a mom yet, I have started to think hard about the P.E.T.B. Yup, that’s “People for the Ethical Treatment of Baby-sitters.” One of the great baby-sitters of our time, Claudia Kishi While having dinner with Little Sis last night, we…

Wordless Wednesday

Made a quick turn into an aisleAlmost bumped a cartwith a baby in it But didn’tThe mom shot me an evil lookWill I be that protective someday?

Mommy wants a drink-poo?

I don’t really drink. I add “really” because it’s true that I do drink, occassionally. Once every couple of months, during get-togethers with friends, I will have a couple of drinks to get a “giddy fun buzz.” That is the extent of my drinking…

Babies: tiny marriage destoyers?

Whoa, whoa, whoa! The Globe and Mail just published an article called, Darling, this baby is coming between us, that talks about how having children can ruin a marriage. I can understand that having children puts more financial stress on a couple. And makes…

Cracker chat

LITTLE SIS: I can’t believe you might have a person in you in seven weeks. ME: I know. I keep thinking about morning sickness. My books make it sound really horrible. LITTLE SIS: Really? ME: Yeah, and that some women can’t eat anything without throwing…