Monday, August 22, 2016

Things I've Literally Said at Target

"I am only buying you Bandaids if you promise not to use them all on your nipples again."


On Venting About Teen Behavior

Lesson learned: Do not vent about typical teenage behavior to parents of younger children. The time spent trying to explain that your kid is not crazy or have emotional problems, just a whole different beast of a brain, is nearly as frustrating as the teenage behavior itself. You'll explain there are some awesome articles out there that explain it all, like Scientific American's The Amazing Teen Brain, but instead they'll just continue to judge.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Violet on Black Lights

I didn't think anything of it until I felt pain inflicted by tiny finger nails from the rider on my hip as she drew blood from my arm fat. She was just starting to relax again when she realized her romper was glowing and I almost didn't catch her she attempted to jump out of it. But as in every That's So Violet episode, she never once made a peep or shed a tear.

And five minutes later black lights were super funny.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Violet's First Sing Along

Mom: She blinded me with science! Do! Do!
Violet: Do! Do!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Callum on Donald Trump

With all-knowing confidence, "Donald a duck!"

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Callum on the Phone

Growing up in the era of Skype:

Giggling, "I can hear you, but I can't see you!"

Monday, August 08, 2016

Callum Schools Olive

Callum: (I don't remember.)
Snarky Olive: Yeah, and monkeys fly...
Callum: No, they swing!