Category Archives: Pebbles

The Rock and I have been raising our granddaughter, Pebbles, since she was 4 months old. Pebbles has special needs. Her emotions are all over the place. So is her mouth and her body. She’s taken over every inch of our home and every nook and cranny in our hearts. Yeah, it’s a wild ride. Come along and join us. Maybe you’ll be as entertained as we are.

Mommy, What’s a C-O-N-D-….?

I just read a post over at Underdaddy.com that got me thinking about how thankful I am that Pebbles is a late bloomer in the reading department. You might want to have a look at The Buttery Hole first. You … Continue reading

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Pebbles Doesn’t Like Her Name and I NEEEEED Your Help!!

Pebbles isn’t happy with her name. Not her real name, which is…………   ……..not going to be revealed on my blog. There’s that pesky anonymity thing, you know. It’s the name I’ve given her on my blog that Pebbles wants … Continue reading

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Left Brain vs. Right Brain. Who Wins?

I mentioned in April that The Rock, Pebbles and I were far away from home getting treatment for Pebbles. And in May I told you a little bit about the STAR Center in Denver where we took her. But I … Continue reading

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Pebbles’ Dream

Pebbles: I had a dream one night that you died. Me: Really? Wanna tell me about it? Pebbles: Well, you said you only had a few more days until you were gonna die so I crawled in bed with you … Continue reading

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Pebbles in Denver

Like I’ve said before – I won’t publish many photos of Pebbles on my blog because…well, if I have to explain why, then…I just don’t know what to tell you. But if you’re paying attention, you’ll get an occasional glimpse … Continue reading

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The Very Best Reason

I owe everyone who follows my blog a huge apology. I’ve been MIA from the blogosphere lately. I’m pretty sure there isn’t anyone out there who absolutely lives for my blog posts. So at least I don’t have the guilt … Continue reading

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I Forgot Who I Was Talking To

Me: Whew! That made me tired. How about you? Pebbles: Did you forget who you’re talking to? This kid cracks me up. But I digress. She’s right. She never gets tired. Never. No, for real. I’m not kidding or exaggerating. … Continue reading

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Trix Cereal. Not Just for Kids. At Least Not in Pebbles’ World.

Pebbles: The Trix commercial teaches kids a bad lesson. Me: What’s that? Pebbles: It teaches them not to share. Me: Wow. You’re right. All these years I’ve been watching that commercial and I never looked at it that way. Pebbles: … Continue reading

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Pebbles’ Teen Titans Go! Joke

If you watch Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go! no explanation is needed for Pebbles’ joke, which you’ll find below. If you don’t watch it…well, I don’t know what to say other than you’re missing some seriously funny stuff. I mean, … Continue reading

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Beans. On Toast.

Pebbles: Momma, did you know that cowboys like beans on toast? Me: Yeah, I think I heard that somewhere. Pebbles: Beans on toast! Can you believe that?!! Me: Well, yeah…I guess if you like beans….. Pebbles: MOMMA! It’s BEANS…. ON … Continue reading

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Keep Your Pants On

Pebbles: I HATE wearing panties! Me: Why? Pebbles: Because they make me feel like a BABY! Me: A baby? How? Pebbles: I dunno… (as her eyes and attention drift back to the TV)…they just…I just feel like…I just don’t…they make … Continue reading

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Pebbles’ Winter Jokes and Snow Day, Texas-Style

We have snow in Texas today so I guess all the frozen white stuff has put Pebbles in a wintery-jokey type mood. Here are two she told me today. Pebbles: What do you call a frozen hamburger? Me: I don’t … Continue reading

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Poem for Pebbles

~ FOR PEBBLES ~ Being her momma brings out the mother bear in me. Watching her struggles makes me angry when they don’t see the sweet spirit inside her that has to fight constantly, to understand herself, the world, to … Continue reading

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Guess What This Photo is Saying or Oops! We Did it Again

You know that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” Wanna guess what this picture is saying? If you can’t see it right there in the tiny caption I’ll tell you. It’s saying, “Yikes! Only two clonidine left! It’s … Continue reading

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Hell Night Starring Pebbles Stone

Kids Who Don’t Sleep You’ve probably heard of kids who don’t sleep well, or have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep. You may even have one of those children living in your very own home. But unless you … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Post: Pebbles’ Joke

Pebbles: Do you know how to make a tissue dance? Dan: No. How? Pebbles: You put a little boogie in it, Dan!!  Note to readers: Dan is one of Pebbles’ Minecraft friends. See his photo below. He is so excited … Continue reading

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Pebbles – Our Puzzling Paradox – Part Two

A recent post I wrote describing Pebbles’ cute obsession with mangling game rules prompted a reader to ask if Pebbles does the same thing when she plays with her friends. That question can’t be answered with a simple Yes or … Continue reading

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Pebbles Mangles Twenty Questions

In the car last night, about 20 minutes from home, we played a Pebbles Stone version of Twenty Questions. Which means the rules were mangled beyond recognition. This was the weirdest one yet. Pebbles: This is gonna be the Alphabet … Continue reading

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Wanna Play a Game?

When Pebbles asks that question it doesn’t mean we’re gonna have fun right away. First, we have to get through – and try to make sense and keep track of – all the rules she adds, makes up, and changes … Continue reading

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Pebble’s Poem

Pebble’s wrote a poem about our dog, Fighter. It’s actually a song but I have no idea how to write the music. Here are the words. I love to look in your eyes. I love to look in your eyes. … Continue reading

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Tell Daddy You’re Sorry!

The Rock is amazing in so many ways and I love him dearly. But he does have this one extremely annoying personality flaw that I suspect he shares with many men. In the car he’s an ABSOLUTE. CONTROL. FREAK. He … Continue reading

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Christmas With Pebbles

Pebbles said, “Take a picture of me looking at the tree like this.” (Um, Underdaddy. Did you notice the BOO sticker still on the window from Halloween?) I may have mentioned a time or two that Pebbles is not a … Continue reading

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First World Problems

I just recently was introduced to the phrase ‘First World problem.’ Yeah, I know, it’s been around awhile. But I’ve been busy. Today I had a flash of inspiration (it happens…sometimes) when Pebbles was whining endlessly, on and on, about … Continue reading

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Pebbles Wants to Start a Blog

When Pebbles saw the Herobrine avatar on my followers list she decided she wanted to start her own blog. I suggested she start out by writing a post as a guest author on my blog. So here we go with … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For. Or Even Wonder About.

When The Rock and I were raising our four wild kids I often wondered, wistfully, what it would be like to raise an only child. I love each and every one of our kids, and have always considered it a … Continue reading

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The Book of Life

Last night the Rock, Pebbles and I went to see the movie The Book of Life. Why, yes, The Book of Life did come out at Halloween. But we like to wait for movies to come to our local $2 … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft Sound the Death Knell for Minecraft?

Microsoft Buys Minecraft You know that saying, “No news is good news?” Well, I heard some news recently that, in my world, can’t possibly be good news. I heard that Microsoft bought Mojang, the company that owns, distributes and keeps … Continue reading

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“WHY Is Herobrine on Your BLOG??!!”**

A few minutes ago Pebbles eyes lit up as she excitedly exclaimed, “WHY is Herobrine on your BLOG?!!” Nothing here ever interests her; she thinks it’s dullsville, man. Kinda like me. She certainly never expected to see anything Minecraft related. … Continue reading

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Why Attorneys Are Reluctant to Put Children on the Witness Stand

Several months ago Pebbles and I were spending a few days visiting my parents. While they were out one day their handyman showed up to do some minor repairs. Pebbles decided to check up on Handyman Kevin as he went … Continue reading

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Pebbles and I Made a Minecraft Halloween Costume. OCD Louie Helped.

Remember I promised in this post that I’d post photos of Pebbles Halloween costume? Remember how I told you that OCD Louie drives me nuts with his incessant nagging and whining? That he forces me to turn every project, no … Continue reading

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One Cool Kid in a Dark Car with a GPS Unit Equals Awesome Spooky Photo Op

Pebbles was playing with Nuvi recently as we drove home in the dark. We named our Garmin GPS unit Nuvi because she’s a Nuvi model. And we refer to her as a female. Because Nuvi sounds like either a name … Continue reading

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Playing Twenty Questions with Pebbles – an Exercise in Futility

When we play Twenty Questions with Pebbles the person who is It states the beginning letter of the object they’re thinking of. Our way of sneaking in homeschool under the guise of fun. Pebbles: Okay. I’m thinking of something that … Continue reading

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A Dr. Who Man Cave for the Dog

Pebbles made a cozy little hidey place for our dog, Fighter. For the record, Fighter is not a Fighter. And a little hidey place is all he needs because he’s also not big. He’s about 8 lbs. of not big. … Continue reading

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Super Fun at the County Fair with Sensory Processing Disorder

The Rock and I took Pebbles to the county fair recently. Pebbles loves the fair. She’s a total daredevil. She loves rides that make The Rock and me lose our lunch. Like this horrendous thing. That’s Pebbles in the striped … Continue reading

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Remember When I Told You . . .

. . . that Pebbles is a screamer? Seriously. I don’t know why this child’s screams haven’t shattered all our windows. They should be measured on the Richter Scale. We actually tried to have that done. Here are the results. … Continue reading

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Brass Knuckles at the Gun Show, Violent Toys and Kid-Free Time.

So The Rock and Pebbles went to a local gun show recently. First, let me say that I absolutely LOVE that The Rock and Pebbles enjoy doing things together. He’s such an amazing daddy and I feel so blessed to … Continue reading

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The Cheese Question

“Would you like some cheese with that whine?” Oh, how Pebbles hates it when I say that. But not nearly as much as I hate hearing her whine. Or, for that matter, hearing any child whine if I am responsible … Continue reading

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Her Compliments Went Downhill as the Day Wore On

Recently Pebbles told The Rock, “I hope I’m just like you when I grow up.” One of the absolute BEST EVER compliments a parent can hear from their kid. The Rock: Really? Why? Pebbles: Because you’re funny. I hope I’m … Continue reading

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It Depends on What the Definition of Is Is . . . or Any Other Word, Really

Pebbles has a rather odd different way of interpreting the world. One of her diagnoses is Asperger’s Syndrome. At times it causes us to butt heads. Other times I’m amazed as I see the world through her beautiful baby blues. … Continue reading

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There Are Some Things Kids Just Don’t Need to Know

I’ve always believed that it’s important to fill kids’ minds with information. When my own kids were growing up I introduced them to new ideas, concepts and facts to stimulate their minds and tried my best to answer their gazillion … Continue reading

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The Puzzling Paradox That is Pebbles

Our granddaughter Pebbles has been difficult almost since birth. She is a screamer. Those four words so inadequately describe what we have gone through and still deal with, although (thankfully) to a much lesser extent now than when she was … Continue reading

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So Louie and I Threw a Birthday Party

If you’ve read my posts about Louie you know the title of this post does not mean I had a good time. I’m pretty sure Louie did, though. If you haven’t read about Louie yet, you really should. Go ahead. … Continue reading

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