The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Chasing zombies, leaves and childhood

I admit, my heart broke a teensy bit when my seven-year-old son son announced he wanted to be a “bloody zombie” for Halloween. It was such a drastic departure from … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Can you hear me now? Can you hear me NOW?

What I say: “Let’s keep the house clean. We have people coming over in 15 minutes.”

What they hear: Immediately locate and empty every, single container of Legos, plastic play food, flash cards, Matchbox cars, My Little Ponies, plus the 48-pack of markers and the 64-box of Crayolas.

September 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why vitamins are ruining my life

Over the past few years, it’s become habit for my tots to munch their Flintstones vitamin before we go up to prep for bed. It’s a routine I’m about to … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

EOTW: A new pair of boobies

It’s about that time, y’all: A new Embarrassment of the Week, courtesy of my darling Sweet Pea, 3. Last week, I had a few hours of alone time during which … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

EOTW: Flatulence at Whole Foods

Welcome to another Embarrassment of the Week. Wednesday was an excruciatingly long day. I didn’t feel like making dinner, so I took the kids to Whole Foods to get something … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

I Had Questions. I Got (Unfortunate) Answers.

So, Sunday night, I took an accidental toddler skull to the face. My nose made an unpleasant sound, and it bled and it hurt like hell. Still, on Monday, I … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

10 Things That Are Less Loud Than My Kids

My husband works at night, and usually doesn’t get home until 12:30 p.m. or so. I work part-time from home, many times also at night, after the munchkins go to … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

EOTW: My Tail, Literally and Figuratively

Welcome to the second installment of Embarrassment of the Week. It was actually a pretty good week in this regard, and I thought I may not have anything to post. … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why I Love the Cemetery

The idea of cemeteries being creepy always gets played up around Halloween. But I love cemeteries. We have a beautiful one adjacent to our neighborhood, and it is one of … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

My Daughter Learned a New Word Today. It Rhymes With Glass Bowl.

This morning, my 2-year-old and I ran a few errands before we went to the children’s singalong at the library. As we were leaving the post office, which is in … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tantrums: A Haiku

Blood-curdling screaming, A product of being two, Takes years off my life

October 10, 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
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