Tag Archives: grandparents as parents

Your Thermostat is Where? Riiiiiight….

So, I’m just wondering if I’m the only person in the history of ever who’s had this surreal experience. Pebbles and I have spent bazillions of hours at our local Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s playgrounds. For several reasons: The Rock and … 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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