Wondering on Wednesday: What is this world coming to?

Posted On February 17, 2010

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As you probably already know, we got a Wii for X-mas from my parents.  I was really excited yesterday when Amazon was having an all Wii Gold Box Sale.  Then, I saw this game as the feature…

Yes, the game is exactly what you think it is.   It is a game about walking.  Because no one wants to walk around outside, in nature!  You can now walk in the comfort of your own home!

When did this happen?  How will our children ever survive on a camping trip? What is this world coming to?


Random Tuesday Thoughts: Yes, I am alive. Mostly

It’s Tuesday again. Grab a badge, share some snarky and go see Keely. Unless you want her to use her mad ninja skills and hunt you down.

* Did you know that celebrities are way more important than we are?  No?  Well, read the news.

* The Tyrant was watching her sisters act like fools the other day.  She placed her head in her palm and shook her head.  With a big sigh, she said, “I MUST be adopted.” 

Sorry, kid, you are not… and you are stuck with them.

* I made deal with the Mother Hen.  Good grades = Supernatural on DVD.  She then asked me how long she had to have the good grades before she got them… 

WickedStepMom: For the semester.

Mother Hen: Crap!

* The Show came to me at 8:15pm at Saturday…

The Show: Can drive me to my friend’s house?

WickedStepMom: When?

The Show: Now?

WickedStepMom: Are you insane?

The Show: What?

WickedStepMom: I am not driving you a 1/2 hour to pick you up 15 minutes later.

The Show: Well, yeah, I was hoping you would let me stay out until midnight.

WickedStepMom: (sighs, nods) Yeah, I thought so.  You are completely insane…

The Show: (Stomps off in a huff.)


If you are long time reader, you probably already know about the famous food wars in our house. I have never found a meal that all Tribe members have liked. But, I think I finally found something that may work, for at least a few weeks.

The Tyrant is by far our choosiest (pickiest…) eater. But she loves tacos. So, when I made tacos last weekend, (which by the way, The Show hates…) I took the left overs and put some pre-made tacos in freezer bags. They are officially Emergancy-Tyrant-Meals. Do you think there is a market for it?

Why do I love Bear?

Posted On February 9, 2010

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Because he shows me videos like this.


The other night, I am making dinner, when my cell phone goes off…

[These are all text messages…]

The Mother Hen: Hey [WickedStepMom]!

WickedStepMom: Yeah?

The Mother Hen: This is not, [The Mother Hen], its [The Show].

WickedStepMom: Oh… hi!

The Show: Whatcha doing?

WickedStepMom: Making dinner.

The Show: Oh…

WickedStepMom: We should skip dinner and just have ice cream.

The Show: No kidding!!  Let’s do it!

WickedStepMom: Okay, you go to the store and buy it, I will wait here.

The Show: Darn it..  I am broke.

It’s Not You…

Posted On February 5, 2010

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Dear Girls,

It’s not you… it’s Amazon.  They made a Kindle app for the PC.  It’s not the I am neglecting you, I just love my Kindle more.  I will see you in a few months.  Please make sure you don’t leave your dirty socks in the living room and that your dishes make it to the sink.



(P. S. Please read this with the sarcasm that it is dripping with.)

Wonder on Wednesday: Is there a future for your girls?

Posted On February 3, 2010

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Every single time there is a victory for woman’s equality, I hear about something like this.  Yes, it does in fact state the Miley Cyrus’ little sister is launching a lingerie line for little girls.  My jaw has hit the floor and I am so disgusted as a woman and a mom (err… WickedStepMom).

Good luck to all the organizations like V-day.  As long as females are encouraged to not have any self-worth, there will be violence against females.  It is hard enough to instill self-worth into today’s girls without something like this.

What do you think?  Is there hope for our girls to have a future without having to sell their bodies?

Random Tuesday Thoughts: When did I get old?

Posted On February 2, 2010

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It’s Tuesday again.  I know, I am as surprised as you are.  I mean, when are these things, like once a week now?  Go see Keely for a badge and some laughs.

* The Tyrant was trying to describe someone to me the other day.  She said, “She is old.  Not like really old like Daddy, but just a little old…  like you.”  You are the source of my gray hairs kid!

* I made Bear a cherry chip cake with chocolate icing.  He is still losing weight.  I have gained 2 lbs.  Jerk…

* Working out everyday with the Wii Fit has its advantages.    I can smugly look down my nose at those who do not exercise.  (Alright, fine, I may have to smugly look up… But, I can still be smug!)  I feel all proud of myself until they switch trainers on me and the bendy pretzel chick takes over…  I hate her on general principles.

* Sometimes, I forget that the Tribe is unique.  We are all pretty close knit and have a bunch of inside jokes.  Sometimes, we will just tell each other one so we can get a laugh.  In mixed company (non-Tribe members), we get some pretty funny looks.  It wasn’t until Bear’s sister in law said to me, “I am so jealous that you guys are so close!” that it really hit home how unique we are.

* Final random thought, the new phrase to be banned from our house is “rubbing it in my face.”  Bear declared it a swear word last weekend and threated to rub someone’s face in soap.  I had to leave the room because I was laughing too hard.

Food Wars: Continued

Posted On February 1, 2010

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As recommend by jwoap, I made this on Saturday

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze

PREP: 5 minutes
ROAST: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:
Cooking spray
1/4 cup apricot preserves (or apricot fruit spread)
2 Tbsp country-style Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, chopped
2 pork tenderloins, 1 lb each

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spritz a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Combine preserves, mustard, and rosemary in a small bowl.
3. Place tenderloins on baking sheet (leave about 2 inches of space between them); brush each with the apricot mixture.
4. Roast for 30 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 150°F.
5. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before slicing diagonally.

4 out of 5 tribe members loved it.  The other one said “I just ate it so I wouldn’t hurt your feelings.”  That is it, I am making asparagus!

P.S. – This was absolutely delicious!!

“Choosy Eater”* Recipes

Posted On January 28, 2010

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I have been scoring the internet for recipes that everyone in our house will eat.  This is harder than it sounds because we have a few things that some people just won’t eat. 

1) Onions

2) Potatoes (Yes, I seriously have a child who will not eat potatoes.  This includes fries and chips)

3) Rice

4) Mushrooms

5) Beef (I am allergic, it’s not that I don’t like it. )

Here is the list of things that Kraft recommends.  Only one thing on the list is something that everyone will eat.  So, apparently, they think “choosy” means something different from it does in my house….

Anyone have some good ideas?

*- Apparently, it is no longer politically correct to call them picky…

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