Matthew Quotes

Progress is Progress, I Guess

Our house sits at the top of a t-intersection, looking straight down the road that connects with ours.  The bathrooms in our house are in the front with toilets that are right next to the windows.  They look directly down the street so that if the blinds are open, well, […]

Not a Good Idea

Last night, I was going through the normal routine of getting the kids down for bedtime.  Of course, it involves them coming down several times with various concerns ranging from the closet door being open to wanting a drink of water. They both came down for about the third time […]

Benjamin Turns Six

Benjamin turned six today and I could spend a good deal of time writing about how I can’t believe it and how fast the six years has gone, etc., etc., etc.  I won’t, mostly because I already covered that when he turned five (I swear, I wrote this title before I […]

Thumbs Down

Due to a birthday party on Saturday and a babysitter coming over this week, we were asking the boys to help clean up the house more than normal.  Benjamin is usually very good with this and gets right to work.  Matthew drags his feet, tries talking his way out of […]

That’s Three

On the way home from work, I almost got into three different accidents and “had to” lean on my horn a fourth time.  The kids weren’t in the car for the first one, but the other three times, they were. Now, on a side note, I do forget myself when […]

Bading Doop and Swimming

Yesterday, Andrea and I suddenly realized that Matthew was saying “bathing suit” pretty clearly and correctly.  It wasn’t long ago that he really struggled with his “s” sound and so he would say “bading doop”. ..it was very cute and, as proud as I am of how well he has […]

Sausage Arms

So, back in January, I started dieting with the goal of losing 35 pounds.  In the process, I got Benjamin and Matthew involved and they were good in helping keep me in line.  During this time, I have been self-deprecating about my weight that the boys picked up on.  Today (with […]