Are You His Real Mom?

Are You His Real Mom?

Day 30 Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Are you His Real Mom? On October 31, tomorrow at 1:00 we will finalize the adoption of our long-term foster placement, “Charlie.” Every foster to adopt story begins with a horrific tragedy. And while tomorrow will be a joyous occasion for our family, it is markedly a day of loss. A day that legally changes names, but not bloodlines, not the generations.  One of my least favorite questions is, …

Stuff I Wish You'd Quit Saying: Facebook, Hell, and Your Cat's Safety 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Facebook, Hell, and Your Cat’s Safety

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Facebook, Hell, and Your Cat’s Safety…. All the stuff you’ve been saying/doing on Facebook Facebook. It’s a blessing and It’s a curse. However, it is not a LITERAL curse friends. If I don’t share your status, I won’t actually be cast into the bowels of hell.  And here is the thing, I believe that saying such things makes believers look like, well… backwoods, moronic, chicken sacrificing, bafoons. You know, back in the day there …

Just Jesus

It’s JUST….

Day 26 Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: It’s JUST… It’s JUST a tumor… Yeah, stuff you JUST don’t say.  It is the minimalisation of something that may be seemingly small to one and insurmountable to another.  And it is casual speak that screams volumes to the one who is impacted by it the most. A year ago I wrote the viral Vomit blog and the people that commented, “It’s  JUST a stomach bug!” should have been here this week …

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I’m Sorry, But…

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: I’m Sorry, But… Worse still, “I am sorry you…” I literally just did this. “I am sorry you…” This is not an apology. Just be sorry. When Justin and I first got married, this was our battle zone. And it was the hill I was willing to die on. We’d fight. He doesn’t like to fight so he would “apologize” to get it over with. But his apologies only ignited in me the wrath …

Stuff I Wish You's Quit Saying: Do Not Taste… 6

Stuff I Wish You’s Quit Saying: Do Not Taste…

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Do Not Taste My husband Justin is naturally thin. I know, so irritating. Every morning he goes into town and gets… I hope you are sitting down, ONE PLAIN CAKE DONUT and a cup of coffee. Taste buds don’t seem to be a motivating factor for him. This is strange to me. Who does this? Did I marry a sociopath? [clickToTweet tweet=”Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Do Not Taste #donuts #ilovedonuts” quote=”Stuff I …

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: When is the last time they had a bath? 1

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: When is the last time they had a bath?

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: When is the last time they had a bath? I don’t know. What month is it? I am not a bad mom.  I consider myself an adequate mom. I think I will get a mug: “World’s Most Adequate Mom.” And I do love the smell of freshly bathed, lotioned, and jammied up small people, but the fact is washing them is a lot of work. We closed the pool about a month ago. There …