So I says to God, I says . . .

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The following story is not for the squeamish.You may have noticed that I haven't written much this week. This is mainly because I, and several members of my family, have been hit hard with a bug that is taking its sweet time meandering its way through our intestines. In short, we have turned into incredible pooping machines. I seriously didn't know it was possible to poop this much and still function, but there you go. The baby, of course, has it too, which means that I've been spending most … [Read more...]

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But it’s not my job!

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Any normal person, when faced with a heap of excrement like this, would go get the shovel and clean it up. Maybe they wouldn't be happy about it, but they would clean it up, because it is a pile of dog poop in the middle of the yard. Instead, I started listing all the things I had already gotten done that day, all the things I was still going to do, and I said, "No! It's not my job! I had enough things that are my job. Not gonna do it. Not. My. Job." Read the rest at the Register. *** image … [Read more...]

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I’m so proud/horrified (#13 is my favorite)

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The other day, this appeared on the bathroom door:  It was written by my 12-year-old son, who is both very twelve, and very much my son.Can't quite make it out? You can either walk away in blissful ignorance, or you can read on, and prepare yourself for the next generation of Fishers. Here is what it says:  RULES FOR POOPING IN A STAIN-FREE MANNER1. Open bathroom door and (using feet) walk in.2. Close and lock bathroom door.3. Walk to sink, … [Read more...]

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Fisherland

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Oh, it feels good to be on the cutting edge.The other day, I read about a new sort of free-form playground in Wales, where kids apparently play with garbage and light fires, with adult approval. It's meant to correct modern parents' tendencies to shelter their children from every possible bump, bruise, and tumble, and to teach them to assess risk on their own.  It's called "The Land." According to an article in The Atlantic: The ground is muddy in spots and, at one end, slopes down steeply … [Read more...]

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Seven Quick Takes, In Which I May Be a Bit Dehydrated

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1.  Yay, Patheos tech team!  They brought my archives over from my old blog.  My pages, too, which I'll be updating soon.  Stay tuned for a list of top ten favorite posts, or at least top posts which seem entertaining without triggering any calls to child protective services.2.  My Register post is up:  The Happiest Voice.  Last week I had The Saddest Voice.  I think I'm onto something here.  Stay tuned next Friday for The Voice Which Best Exemplifies Perfect Indifference.3.  In a recent … [Read more...]

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