In My House

…you hear the craziest things. I’m collecting them, for your amusement. Or evidence, at the trial.

In My House: Good vs. Well

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P: Mom, you know that picture I drew, that’s on the front of my folder? Me: Uh-huh P: Well, this girl walked by me and she asked who drew it. I told her I did and she said, ‘You draw very well.’ Me: She said well? P: Yeah. She said I draw very well. Me: […]

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My Take on Halloween

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Happy Halloween!  

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The One with Volcanic Ash

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Me: It smells like smoke or something. Something burning? Husband: I smell it. Check the stove. Me: Never mind. It’s just from me making volcanic ash last night. Husband nods. Not one question.       Tweet: “The One with Volcanic Ash” @lorisizemore

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Breakfast for Dinner

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That’s all I’m saying. Breakfast. For. Dinner.

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Mommy Spellcheck

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P: Mom, how do you spell cheetah? Me: *spells word* And even if you’re 72, you can always ask me how to spell things as long as you’re trying to learn. Because we can’t all be like me, and know how to spell all the words. P: No, we can’t. Me: It’s a superpower, really.

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  So, my 17-year-old, C., and I love Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis. Today, we’re watching an episode from season 5 where he is screening interns. Me: Vanina. Vanina. Like who does that? Why would you name your kid that? C: I think it’s pretty. Me: I mean, come on. Do you want them to […]

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I’ve Got a Mug Problem

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  I’ve mentioned my love of coffee mugs, I think. (I’ve recently discovered spicy chai tea, years after everyone else). Internet, how could you not tell me? Anyway, I may have also mentioned I live in the middle of nowhere. While I do a lot to keep the internet shopping economy healthy, I still love […]

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Are You a Princess?


Today, at Sam’s, a little girl (after conferring with her grandmother) walked up to my daughter here and asked, "Are you a Disney Princess?" My daughter smiled hugely and said, "Yes." The little girl beamed and shyly said, "Hi." I love this chick I call mine. via Flickr

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Why do toothaches always happen on the weekend? It’s like some cruel joke to ensure maximum suffering. Or maybe the searing pain in my mouth is making me cranky. via Flickr

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Channeling Madonna


My youngest daughter, rocking this look. (She rocks all the looks. And everyone likes her. Between the social misfittery of her sister and me, it’s one of those eye-roll moments. "Yes, yes. Everyone loves P. Can we move on?" I’m proud of who she is, but it’s reached cliche proportions.) But, yes. Rocking the look. […]

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