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Some more “about me”…
I am a 40-something-year-old mom blogging about life with my one-and-only kid T (that’s the plan anyway!) and my husband C (T’s dad). My goal here is to share with you – on a semi-regular basis – our family’s experiences, happenings, and likes (and some dislikes) so you, too, can keep it real right along with us. Maybe our adventures will inspire you to go out and create your own new ones?
Along with writing and grammar policing, I love bargains, simple pleasures, guilty pleasures, fancy pleasures, old-fashioned freak-outs, newly discovered hot spots (of the family variety), travel, wine, food, baseball, football, baseball, and gambling (in that order sometimes; and, yes, I know it says baseball twice). Oh, and I like coffee, too. Very much. With milk, please. Thanks.
We eat dinner together as a family. We are early to bed, early to rise. We all yell at each other (it’s genetic and cultural) and put ourselves and each other in time out when we want some “alone time.”
I hate to clean, so I don’t. However, I am a master organizer and everything MUST have a place, even if things are not always put away. I have laundry whirling dervish in my home at all hours and/or parked in buckets or chairs waiting to be sorted, folded, and put away. Ditto dishwasher. I make my bed every morning so I have at least one room in the house to go to that is not visually disturbing.
There are far too many toys and screens in our home, but it’s nicely balanced with a mountain of books. T watches way too much television (and now thanks to Summer ’18 boosted by Xmas ’15, T now has Gamer’s Paradise right in his very own bedroom… we’ll miss ya kid), but he also enjoys running around the ‘hood with his buds and riding his bike down to the Shore to get candy and tacos. We don’t do arts and crafts nearly enough, but we do love museums and go as much as we can (less mess, too). He also is on track to become Lego’s next Master Builder (that’s art, right?!). Oh, and baseball. Pro and youth. Obsessed.
My husband is an awesome cook, and I love to bake when it’s not a gazillion degrees outside. T will try anything once, especially if it comes from a sample station at our local warehouse or grocery store. He also could eat California rolls and ebi sushi for every meal (or a burrito with chips and salsa, close call really). We sacrificed a hall closet in our under-1000 square-foot home for a 600+ bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar, but I’d hardly say any of us have suffered. Cheers!
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