Starsky and Hush

We spent ten dollars on three tokens at the fair so our four-year-old could accidentally win a seventy-five cent goldfish. We didn’t think she’d actually win one. If we did, we would have redirected her back towards the petting zoo because that was free, and who doesn’t like to have a goat chew on their […]

South Dakota: The Billboard State

Every year we drive from Colorado to Minnesota to celebrate the Fourth of July with family. We usually come home through Nebraska, but you can only see so many fields of corn before you start to wonder if you’re even moving. Our only other option was to go through a state that has almost as […]

Bedtime: How My Toddlers Avoid It

I don’t know what bedtime is like at your house, but in my house everyone under four feet tall gets a huge surge of energy an hour before they’re supposed to go to bed. Ironically no one ever uses this energy to clean up their toys. This surge is so powerful it’s the same as […]

Don’t Make Me Count to Three

Don’t make me count to three. Because I have no idea what to do when I get there. There’s no “one…two… two and a half…” in this house because I’m not a fan of fractions. Let’s face it, using percentages to get to three would unnecessarily complicate things. In this house, there’s just a lot of slow counting. There’s […]