Of Scotch and Sassy Spray

My sister-in-law, whom I will call Strong Mama (don’t mess with her… She’s a Crossfit Box owner) reported this situation back to me, and it’s hilarious (or I think it is) so I’m sharing it with you. Enjoy. In celebrating Labor Day Weekend, my family went to my inlaws lake house to ride jetskis, swim and cookout. Our older three children, Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, and the Princess spent the night there, Sunday night, while the High Roller and I came home with only LLL for the night. It was gloriously quiet… And kind of strange… And so EASY. It’s crazy when “ONLY” having a wild toddler with you feels like a vacation, because you’re used to handling the insanity of four kids. But I digress. Their aunt (Strong Mama), uncle and two young cousins were also spending the night. My inlaws are saints that love having everyone around… I hope to develop that approach to life over time…. According to Strong Mama, the kids were all playing nicely before the fussing and yelling started. She was taking care of her newborn and listening to them play, when my niece, the Gymnast, who is LLL’s age, and Sundance started telling…

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Drinking Games… Preschooler Style

By: Jessica Azar Last night I was putting away clothes and odds and ends in my bathroom and the adjoining walk-in closet. Princess and LLL were playing happily in my garden-style tub in the same bathroom. You know, keeping an eye on them AND getting some of the endless housework done all at the same time. Win-Win. They keep a large assortment of cast-offs from my kitchen, like plastic cups and bowls, as well as some of their own play kitchen toys in there to play all kinds of imaginary games while they get clean and splash around soak my bathroom in tub water. I usually halfway listen to their games, but this one caught my attention. I hear the Princess say, “LLL, fill your cup up and get ready… It’s time for DRINKING GAMES!”. As LLL cheered and filled her cup I about dropped what I was holding and spun around to look at them. The Princess continued to give instructions, “I’m going to ask you a question, and if you get the answer right, you get to take a drink! If you’re wrong,I get to drink”. Keep in mind they’re talking about now-disgusting bath water…. And I fully…

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