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I lucked out at [McKay’s](http://www.mckaysusedbooks.com/) yesterday and came home with [amazon asin=”0696012901″]Mom’s Christmas cookie book[/amazon]. Finally, I can trade in my stack of photocopied recipes for a hardcover cookbook.
How To Be A Horrible Parent
A package arrived today and I handed it off to Marcus on my way to the kitchen to wash dishes. I was up to my elbows in suds when he stomped into the kitchen, glaring at me. “Mom, I do not _want_ to learn [amazon asin=”0440445450″]how to eat fried worms[/amazon]!”
Old Mother Hubbard
I’ve been under the weather lately, as spring has sprung with a vengeance. I’m not a big fan of pollen, as it tends to cause sinus issues that spark off migraines left and right. However, my children seem to have inherited none of my pollen issues, so they’ve been chomping at the bit to get outside and go places.
This morning, I woke up with a dreadful headache–but with library books coming due and two small twitchy kids, I didn’t have much of a choice. I took two Aleve and a Claritin, packed up the books in a backpack, and rounded up the children and their shoes and socks. We passed front lawns that were perfectly manicured, front lawns that were kind of shaggy, and front lawns full of violets, buttercups, and dandelions. Ours is definitely in the last category.