Saturday, September 13, 2008

So I have been neglecting this blog.

Ben has graduated college now.

Just kidding. I have discovered facebook and I seem to be spending most of my time there. We are just ending a week of vacation which ended up being a very expensive non-trip to florida. Instead of braving the hurricanes, we decided to go to the poconos and stay at great wolf lodge and then go to Jan's parents. Here are some photos.

Monday, February 18, 2008

So the other day Ben was telling a story and he wanted to refer to mama, but you could see that he kinda drew a blank, lost his train of thought, whatever and he paused. Mama says ' Mama ' and he holds up his hand and goes, 'yeah, mama!' It was so cute, like a regular little person!

By the way I can't believe you are all still reading because these posts are mainly for me!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

So we are laying in bed. Ben says, "Whose butt is that?" and I say, "that is my tummy"... :(

Friday, January 11, 2008


We have a fibber. I guess we will have to start dealing with it pretty soon. It's pretty harmless so far because he has not figured out that lying about what one of us says while standing in front of both of us is not really effective.


Ben has started trying to figure out what is real and what is imaginary. Also what is good and what is bad. These are some very tough questions sometimes. I think TV makes it harder to explain the imaginary because it is somewhat 'real' if only because you can see it. Then there is the whole thing about his own imagination and if he asks if monsters are real and you say no and then he imagines one in his closet, what do you do with that? It's tough but it makes for terrific conversation.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cavities filled.

Ben did great, he did the really hard part by himself. By the time they got me, he just had some finishing work to do. I was very proud of him. He had a tough week. We took him for a flu shot and turns out they are 'retro vaccinating' kids for hepA. So two shots and then two fillings in the same week....

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ben's first visit to the dentist.

Firstly, brought back a lot of the stress of my childhood visits. But my big boy was very brave and big and I was extremely proud of him. He didn't like the taste of the flouride when they cleaned his teeth but he didn't complain - he just told me afterwards that it was 'too spicy'. Unfortunately he has two cavities so we have to go back in 3 weeks for fillings, which I am totally dreading and horrified about. They said his teeth mostly touch each other so we should floss regularly (of course they said that) and yet, the two cavities are on the back lower molar on each side...anyway, I have been exhausted all day, I must have been much more stressed about it than I realized. I hate that he has to go back for fillings...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

What do you do when other kid's parents don't parent or set an example that you necessarily want your kids exposed to? I mean, the world is full of different kinds of people and all, but I struggle with little friends whose parents I don't agree with....