The Secret's About
Boys By: Zaffy
I now present to you my seven-year-old daughter's 13 beliefs about boys. Spelling…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 29, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
So, I'm waiting my turn, minding my own business, regaling Toni with the latest hilarity in my life when a quick movement behind me catches my attention. Something has changed but I'm not sure what. I…Continue
Zaffron: Fine.... bossity boss.
Me: Hey Zaff. For that you get to go to your bed.
Zaffron huffs and stomps off to her bedroom. I can't…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 9, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments
"Will we have cheese with dinner?" I asked.
Hello Kitty answered, "Could be."
Mgazi was tickled so I kept going. "Is Mommy super duper extra good looking?"
I winked at Mgazi and pressed Hello Kitty's red bow. The answer cube went spinning and stopped…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 6, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Russell and I decided to watch the Star Wars series with the kids. We've seen the first two movies (four and five) and we're just about to start the animated series, The Clone Wars, before moving on to the third movie.
It had been a few weeks since the last movie. Zaffy bugs us every day to continue with the series. She's discovered that boys love to talk "Star Wars" and she…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Zaffy overheard me say that a guy on television was sexy. Of course, she asked right away, “what’s sexy?” I said, “it means attractive.” She said, “what’s attractive?” I said, “it means cute.” She said, “so babies are…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 5, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Mgazi has ballet class at her school every Wednesday afternoon. Every Tuesday night, I put her leotard and ballet slippers into her backpack in preparation for the next day’s class. To be honest, I’m successful at this only about 50% the time. The other half of the time I forget completely. This results in Mgazi having to take class wearing her school clothes and socks --…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 4, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Zaffron was helping me fold laundry the other day. (She didn't even ask to get paid!)
She was diligently going about her task when she asked, "Mommy, can I sort your underwear by fanciness?"
(There were three sorting piles in the end. 1) Not-so-fancy (left), 2) Somewhat Fancy (right), and 3) Positively Fancy…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 3, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
When I was in college I loved music. The more melodramatic the better. My favorite albums? Bat Out of Hell, Phantom of the Opera, and one of the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums. Notice I didn’t say I had…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 2, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
So, I'm driving the kids home after school. Mgazi announces that she doesn't want to have babies. (There is no context to this proclamation. The previous discussion had centered around Zaffron's snack bar strategy at school. "Mom, I know I'm only allowed to go to snack bar once a week. That's why I went twice this week. Next week I'm planning to take some time…Continue
Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 1, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments