Category Archives: Marshall Says

Sweet

Marshall went outside for a little while this morning to enjoy the sun and fresh air. When he came back inside, he handed me a tiny bouquet of violets. It’s not even Mother’s Day yet. Isn’t he sweet?

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Who Needs Romance?

The kids like to come into my office while I’m watching TV. I often watch sci-fi, which they like, and as long as it’s not rated above PG-13, odds are that I’ll let them watch it with me. But I … Continue reading

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Resolutions

Marshall’s New Year’s resolutions: “I promise to watch more TV and play more video games.”

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Those Lights Will Cost You

Our kids have a bad habit of leaving the lights on when they leave a room. Reprimanding them was having no effect, so earlier this year we started charging them 25 cents every time we discovered that they’d left a … Continue reading

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Mess Maker

Today was a house-cleaning day. The kids’ room was particularly messy. I asked them to help me clean it. They did help, I’m happy to say, but apparently they thought the work was too hard. “I’m dying,” wailed poor Marshall … Continue reading

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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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