1. I can across this amazing e-card on FB and was all this is exactly the way I ALWAYS feel about everything. You?
3. A handful of you wrote in response to my Bafflement on Wednesday. When Mellow threw me that curve ball, I was speechless. This is generally my position for most things that come out of his mouth. I found myself stuttering to reassure him all, I love you baby. I'm here for you. and trying not to broach the subject any further.
4. Ignorance is, really, my number one go-to parenting tool. Mellow spent two days wearing the above pirate bandana (class, playground, shower, bed, repeat) and carrying around a bunny that smells like lavender. I figured he would get over it, so I ignored it. B, on the other hand, doesn't share my parenting view so when Mellow placed the ninth water-soluble tattoo on his little biker-donned arm...B fussed something to Mellow about NEVER having tattoos when he grows up and WILL NOT engage in that type of behavior. And I was all, now you've gone and done it. we're going to have THAT GUY for a son. B guaranteed tattoos the minute Mellow turns 18. Clearly, we need to get in sync.
5. We've made the move from "the naughty step" to "losing privileges" this week. The TV hasn't been on, period, since Monday. Unfortunately, as seen above, I think Mellow is taking it all in stride and it hasn't really ended up being a punishment after all. What do we do next? Me. I'm ignoring it.