The pooped out parents prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I’m pretty sure I’ll lose my mind.


I pray I find a little quiet
Far from the daily family riot
May I lie back — not have to think
about what they’re stuffing down the sink,
or who they’re with, or where they’re at
and what they’re doing to the cat.


I pray for time all to myself
(did something just fall off a shelf?)


To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no, another goldfish — dead!)


Some silent moments for goodness sake
(Did I just hear a window break?)


And that I need not cook or clean —
(well heck, I’ve got the right to dream)


Yes now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I know —
I must have lost them long ago!



source : Berkeley Parents Network

Attention Teenagers! NO is a complete sentence!

My son of fifteen behaved like a teen and disobeyed one of the house rules this past weekend. I know, it shocking. I guess he’s come to the stage were he will still do whatever he wants and calls me un-sympathetic towards him for telling him to do the one chore he has. I’ts crazy how they have done something wrong and you’re the one who ends up felling unhappy, stressed, crazy and guilty. I’m working on that.

So, I’ve grounded him for two weeks , no friends, no games, NO COMPUTER.


And so he thought that he could outwit me by using the WI-FI on his phone. I anticipated that step and changed the name of our connection plus password and this is what he got to see while trying to acces it when he was alone at home.

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Everyone wants a piece of my Rice Krispies treat

Wow, an advantage at being a Canadian in a European country- Almost anything you make, as simple and as common as it is at home, they’ll love it.

We had our annual church picnic today. Oh boy, the stress. I decided staying at home in the morning instead of going to church, due to my son having to study for his exams,we could then enjoy the picnic in the afternoon.

I spent all morning making sandwiches,egg and tzaziki and slicing my RiceKrispies treats I had made the day before. That on it’s own seemed quite the “challenge”, I made it to sticky, so I and the rest of the family spent an hour trying to cut the freaking stuff up.

The weather was as usual here, sad for a June month, nonetheless we made our way to the park, trying to call at least 10 people trying to find out where they where at,only to find out by a text message that the picnic was moved to the church due to the, grayish…cold …depressing weather.

Once we actually got to church, everyone had already ate…grrr…but nonetheless, I set my foods on the table and yes! YES! The rice Krispies were a hit. After posting pics on my FB page people were asking me (begging I would think) for my simple, ordinary North American treat.*tear*

Oh yes, I’m a proud Canadian! 😀


How do I make them less sticky next time?