Category Archives: Marshall Says

Good Point

Yesterday I picked Marshall up from his final computer boot camp class. I gave him the option of going to day camp for the rest of the day or coming home with me. He wanted to stay with me, but … Continue reading

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Stupid Coffee!

Poor Marshall. If he asks for anything in the morning, his parents are likely to answer, “Wait until I’m done drinking my coffee!” One morning, while said parents were leisurely drinking their coffee, he was heard to lament, “Why do … Continue reading

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New Disease

Heard around the house: You have poo-die-itis. You have only fifteen minutes to live, and it’s already been ten minutes!

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It’s About F—ing Time!

In June of 2017 I wrote a post about the time that Livia asked me what the f-word meant. I wondered what my husband had done to expose her to that word. He told me there was a story behind … Continue reading

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Thanks for That

I was sitting in my office one day when Livia came in and asked, “What does ‘f—‘ mean?” I had recently made a promise to myself to be honest when the kids asked about swear words. But still, I attempted … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

Whenever anything goes wrong, I blame Donald Trump. Sometimes I’m serious, because he is, I’m sorry to say, a real threat to this country. But sometimes it’s just a game that I play with my husband. Blaming Donald Trump for … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Big Ears and Small Hands

My husband and I were watching a recording of the most recent Republican debate on YouTube last night. The kids were bored by it, but they insisted on staying with us while we watched it. We didn’t think they were … Continue reading

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Pine Needles & Pearly Whites

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. The Christmas tree dropped a lot of needles as it dried. You liked playing with the loose pine needles. You collected them in old Harney & Sons tea tins and Ziploc bags, … Continue reading

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That’s Maturity for You

Marshall: Mommy, do you want to see a picture of Uranus? Mommy (trying not to giggle): No, Sweetie. I don’t need to see a picture of that. Marshall: But Mommy, don’t you want to see a picture of Uranus? It’s … Continue reading

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