The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Dogs in Witch Hats, Babies in Afro Wigs: Happy Halloween!

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved Halloween. As a kid, my Grammy, who was a talented seamstress, made my costumes by hand and they were … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Embarrassment of the Week: The Rats at Petco

So, I’m starting a new feature — Embarrassment of the Week — which I’ll publish each Friday. Anyone who has little kids knows that embarrassing stuff happens all the time. … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 8 Comments

I Almost Had a Heart Attack Today

My kindergarten superhero told me to come look at something in his room today. Normally, when I receive such a request, I can expect to find something like a huge … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Denied at the Grocery Store

It was a pretty great morning, as far as Mondays go. My daughter and I were grocery shopping, which has become much less painful now that she’s 2.5. She gets … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lalaloopsy’s “Diaper Surprise” Toy: Grossssss

My smallest fry has been a little under the weather the past few days, so we watched a little extra TV. After her favorite show, Peppa Pig, we saw a … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

My Daughter is a Tomato Thief

About a month ago, my five-year-old son started kindergarten. It was a gut-wrenching first week, more so for me than him. But once I got done crying over how my … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

What Kids Say Vs. What They Mean

My children are five and two years old, and have no problems speaking their minds. These two are precious, smart and awesome tots, I promise. But I’ve come to discover … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

First Steps to Independence

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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