you know those friends, the really, really good ones?  the ones that you don't hear from for a few months and then, bam, you pick right back up where you left off?  like not a single day has passed? well, let's do that with this blog post.  i've been busy putting my time in other baskets lately.  like, my book for instance.  but, i'd like to pick right back up where i left off, if that's alright?? okay, good.  where to start, where to start....? how about here: me: "lucy, please put your coat on." lucy: "no!" me:  "please don't tell mommy no." lucy: "okay, i won't tell you no.  and you don't tell me no.  okay?" yeah, that threw me off guard.  i had no idea we were about to bargain.  or how about this little tid-bit: me: "nathan, i think you are the most awesome boy in the whole world." nathan: "mommy, you are so kind, and nice, and a ...

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scenario: husband gets home from work.  husband had a great day, gets awarded elite technician (so proud of him, by the way).  husband is awesome.  husband does the dishes after dinner.  husband props his feet up to watch a show (well-deserved).  i call for him after about a half hour to help the kids and i round up the last bit of toys.  husband immediately complies.  husband is awesome.  i start barking off commands like, "make sure you put all the blocks with the blocks, and dinosaurs with the dinosaurs", and, "put those big toys in their bedroom" (i failed to be specific as to exactly where my annoying self would like them--important detail.).  after about ten minutes, we had the house back to looking like a home instead of a pre-school.  bam!  husband is awesome. okay.  now that i've set up the scene, here is where i turn into such a horrible human. i walk into ...

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