Posts Tagged“Child”

Every week I do a column for Want2Dish.com called Tweet Nothings. This week’s focus gets my vote for mother-of-the-year 2012… This story is so absurd that I almost didn’t believe it. Seven-year-old Poppy Burge of England got a truly unique present from her mother this Christmas… a $11,000 voucher for liposuction. I wish I were lying. But I’m not. The mother-of-the-year in question is Sarah Burge,51, a plastic surgery addict and self-proclaimed “Human Barbie.”  This isn’t the first time Burge has given her daughter such a unique gift. Oh no. The 7-year-old already has a credit on her account for breast enhancement surgery. Because that…

My lovely and fabulous buddy Lori Rypka is one of the guest posters granting me a week of non-bloggy-ness while I vacation.  Yeah, I owe her! What’s that sound? Wait for it …. Wait for it … (nothingness). There it is, the elusive silence I’ve been hearing so much about. I’m about to have the mythical experience of silence in my house soon. I began staying home with my daughter when she was 18 months old, and have since had a son. I have been home taking care of kids for six years, and have logged a collective 2,753 trips…

My children are not babies anymore.  They are not toddlers.  They are not first graders. Oh no, we are so past that. To say that they are “growing” is such a cliche.  Yet, that is the only word that I can grasp right now to describe this incredible stage of development they are in. Their needs are changing.  They don’t need me in that way anymore. They don’t need me in the room to protect them from choking hazards. They don’t need me to pour them a drink or make them a snack. They can even get dressed by themselves…