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You know you're tired when... (and an Update)

You Know You’re Tired When… (and a Blaak Family Update)

You know you're tired when... (and an Update)

 

//  What are some of the craziest things you’ve said or done while completely sleep deprived?

  • I remember saying to my husband when we still had babies, “Oh honey, you can’t park there. It’s HANDIWIPED.”
  • I remember asking him to “Please go out and mow the carpet.”
  • I remember trying to pose everyone for our annual family picture and telling my kids to “Sit there on the machine” as I pointed to a rock.
  • I also remember finding my keys in the fridge, and my wedding ring in the sunscreen bucket.

Yes, tiredness can be hilarious when it comes in small doses, but this week, I experienced the not-so-nice version of sleep deprivation. Read more

FMF - Agree before you disagree

Mom Advice – Find a way to Agree before you Disagree!

FMF - Agree before you disagree

 

//  I think it’s time for some good ‘mom advice’ again. You know those times when your kids are arguing about some topic, and each of them have valid points to say, but they AREN’T listening to each other.

  • Perhaps they just want to hear the sound of their own voice.
  • Perhaps they’re determined to be ‘right.’
  • Perhaps they’ve just stopped listening to what the other is saying because they’re busy thinking about what they’re going to say next.

I especially find it funny (or annoying, I’m not sure which) when they are BOTH saying the same thing, just in different words. Aaaaagh! Makes me crazy!

So, being the SuperMom that I am (yes, that’s sarcasm), I calmly (or sometimes not so calmly) point out that “Before you disagree again, find something the other person is saying that you can agree with. In other words, say something like this, Read more

Day 12 Stop Fighting, Baby! Surrender

Day 12 – Stop Fighting, Baby! SURRENDER

Day 12 Stop Fighting, Baby! Surrender

 

//  Have you ever watched a baby fight falling sleep? They are thoroughly exhausted, and in most cases, beyond reasoning. Whether they realize it or not, falling asleep is precisely what they need.

But they fight it.

They kick and scream, shake and wail, and their chubby little cheeks turn red from the desperation to have their own way.

Why do they do it? Why don’t they just LET GO and allow sleep to overtake them? Don’t they know that after a good nap, they will be content and happy, and the world will be beautiful again?    Read more