Category Archives: Debbie Downer

Do They Do Flex Time for Kindergarten?

Phaedra starts kindergarten next week.  In four days.  We’ve been talking about it all year long, all summer long, and now it’s four days away.  She’s totally ready for it, my tiny forty-year-old woman.  In fact, she’s bored of the … Continue reading

Posted in ambivalence, Debbie Downer, kindergarten, Phaedra, professional slacker, Uncategorized, where did my baby go? | 8 Comments

A Downer of a Christmas Story

For this week’s post, I’d like to tell you a heartwarming Christmas story that actually happened last year.  I couldn’t write about it last year because I would have either cried all over the keyboard or puked on it.  Neither … Continue reading

Posted in Bella, Christmas, Debbie Downer, high needs children, morning sickness, pregnancy, spirited children, The Great Tree Disaster of 2010 | 5 Comments

Night Moves

It is 3:59 a.m.  I have to get up for work at 7:30 a.m.  I would like to be asleep in my bed right now, snuggled up with my two month old baby that sleeps straight through the majority of … Continue reading

Posted in Bella, Debbie Downer, fun ways to experience what it must be like to be a zombie without actually being dead, Joan Crawford parenting, sleep (or lack thereof), where's the off switch | 12 Comments