I’ll be crazy, you say when.
You wouldn’t expect someone with a broken leg to ride a bike, so why would anyone expect someone mentally ill to function normally? Then again, since most of us are ill to some extent, should we all just cut each other some slack? Where do you establish your boundaries, your baseline level of tolerance, your… Read More I’ll be crazy, you say when.
2 years and 4.9 years
It’s the small moments of letting go that are the closest I come to feeling like maybe I have this mom-thing figured out for once. It’s the moment when Owen climbs into bed and blankets my head with his body and I chuckle in rare, surrendered delight instead of annoyance at being awoken yet again throughout… Read More 2 years and 4.9 years
Childbirth, motherhood, and other torture
Owen had three procedures to fix his posterior tongue tie beginning at two weeks, I was a complete mess struggling to manually express milk into his mouth while he attacked my boobs like a rabid animal, recovering from an unplanned c-section and traumatic birth, trying to recover from bronchitis and an ear infection at three… Read More Childbirth, motherhood, and other torture
I have proof
Nora was crying inconsolably after having a fight with Owen. He had just started walking at the time and was officially learning how to be a royal pain in the ass. She was a conflicted jumble of emotions. Loving her brother fiercely, desparately irritated with him, hurt to have to share our attention, pained to… Read More I have proof
2015 in review
It was six years ago that I came across the concept of an online journal for your child. It seemed self-important, self-indulgent, pretentious, exploitative, and mostly just creepy. Then I read, I read a lot. I was pregnant and scared about the alien in me. Terrified I would die in childbirth or, worse based on… Read More 2015 in review
Kelso Kids is having its 5 year anniversary today!
Hi all, If you’ve wondered where the earlier posts are (prior to 2014) be sure to go read them at the prior Kelso Kids page (Kelso Kids blogspot) or Facebook to see more of our shenanigans. Just remember, when it’s quiet and something smells funny…it’s best to wait and breath before you open that door. Who… Read More Kelso Kids is having its 5 year anniversary today!
18 months and dancing
I love the show Hannibal and find an odd humor in the dialogue as it seems to unintentionally be a political commentary on my life as a stay-at-home parent. For instance, in one scene, the character Will Graham is confiding with a murderous woman he barely knows as they sleep in stacked bunks on a… Read More 18 months and dancing
Nora-isms of July and August
“I’m a chicken-BIRD (-WRAAAAACK)!” Imitating our hen, Marilyn. Much bemused over by our neighborhood. “No, Owen, NOOO! Get outta’ my Kool-aid.” That one is my fault. I’ve asked her before if he’s “up in her Kool-aid”. “Mama, I gotta go feed the fishes from my body!” I told her we have to flush the poop… Read More Nora-isms of July and August
1.3 and 4.2
He’s a climber, a dancer, a contortionist, a performance artist whose medium is half-eaten food and body fluids. Could have swore that you left a bag of chips on the back of the couch? Yeah, they’re gone. Looking for something irreplaceable, toxic, expensive, or dear to you? My apologies, it’s gone. (Amateur!). He launches himself… Read More 1.3 and 4.2
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