Storytime With Scarlette: Sick Day Edition


This week has been full of snow days and sickness (can you spot the remnants of pink-eye? That was not fun.) Sometimes when I need to get some work done and Scarlette is full of pep, I turn on the webcam and let her record herself telling me stories. This is one of those times. I thought y'all might like to see a peek into what our day looks like, which is basically one big Scarlette Stream Of Conscious Monologue. Seriously. I edited this down from nearly an hour's worth of video. (My favorite parts are when she decides to call Turbo's mother on the phone and when she spontaneously blows a kiss to herself. So cute.) (Also, you may … [Read more...]

Scarlette Shenanigans: Consider This Your PSA


  The other day I sent Scarlette to her room for “independent play” which is a highly intellectual activity designed to further enhance her developmental stages. (Or basically a thirty minute period of the day where I try to encourage her to stop using me as a climbing gym and indulge myself in seven cups of coffee and a brownie.) I walked her in room to find her playing with her rocketship and noticed a very odd smell. Unfortunately, this is kind of a thing around here as Lucy Dog is getting very, very old and a little bit senile and sometimes tries to sneak in Scarlette’s room and mark her territory in there. (It’s only … [Read more...]

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like (A Scarlette Shenanigan) Christmas

Buzz Lightyear Ornament

We spent the weekend trimming the tree, because that is basically all Scarlette has wanted to do for weeks. Every year we buy a special ornament for her and this year she picked out a Buzz Lightyear ornament. When I asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she said "Actually I just really want a big Christmas tree for my Buzz Lightyear ornament." Then she insisted that we hang him on the star at the very top because "dat is where he needs to be to fly for SPACE." After that we made gingerbread houses. Or attempted to make gingerbread houses. I am not even ashamed to tell you that I hot-glued our gingerbread house together. I ran out of … [Read more...]

Scarlette’s Invisible Friends


Scarlette has three invisible friends, possibly four if you count Tyler although Tyler tends to function as more of an alter-ego. Like yesterday she took her shoes off in the car, which is not allowed. Mostly because it drives me crazy to have to wrangle her shoes out from under the seats and put them back on her before we go into a store but also because it holds up preschool car line and APPARENTLY people are really hardcore about preschool car line. I know this because I got reprimanded for doing it wrong and also because of that lady who made a very unfriendly gesture at me when I ACCIDENTALLY went out of turn on account of how I counted … [Read more...]

Scarlette Shenanigans : Happiness Is A Truth


We tend to refer to Scarlette as "our little comedienne" because she is constantly trying to make us laugh. And if we do laugh at something that she says or does then she will do said thing repeatedly. These are some of my favorite Scarlette Shenanigans as of late, the first being what was probably one of my proudest mama moments and the last being well, you'll see. A bigger boy was mean to Scarlette at the playground - he rudely shoved her away and told her she was too little for him to play with when she asked him to slide with her. She put her hands on her hips and said "I NOT TOO WITTLE. YOU JUST NEEDA BE HAPPIER." - ♥ - Went out to … [Read more...]