Hello! Just wanted to let everyone know that I moved Trips Ahoy over to Trips-Ahoy.com. Please bookmark it if you’d like to keep up with our adventures in tripletdom and sarcasm. I’ll be shutting this wordpress site down in the next few weeks. Thanks so much for reading–see you on the other side!
Present and future parents, here is the best advice I can ever offer you: Don’t read the book “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” At least, don’t read it if you have a wild imagination, tend to worry about things you can’t control or are prone to over-analyzing. Also, just don’t read it.
A few months ago a friend posted a question on Facebook about what to do to comfort her teething infant. Because I am a proponent of throwing drugs at any problem*, I suggested that if the baby seemed to be in pain, a little Motrin might help. The next commenter had a more homeopathic recommendation. I can’t remember what it was, but I do remember she ended her post noting that her recommendation was “not toxic.” Maybe she was referring to me and my Motrin, or maybe it was just a general fact she was stating, but it sort of underlined Facebook’s grand thesis:
To the goodly people who read Trips Ahoy,
I don’t know if you noticed, but this blog is full of me griping about how hard everything is. So annoying. The truth is; it’s just more entertaining to make fun of the dark side of parenting instead of focusing on the stupid bright side from time to time.
I learned a lot of things in 2014.
Like: Trying to feed a toddler quinoa is pointless.
Ordering a second bottle of champagne is a bad idea.
And, the wheel of fortune is a rough ride.
… Or is it?
Matt is in L.A. right now, so you can imagine his day was spent looking out over the top of his sunglasses at palm trees while driving around in a vintage convertible. Here’s what my day looked like:
I am blessed with a bunch of supremely creative sisters. (And just a bunch of sisters in general.) I have sisters who knit and sew, sisters who custom design their own fabrics, sisters who are photographers, sisters who write screenplays and children’s stories, sisters who are gourmet cooks, sisters who draw like the wind and sisters who craft like the dickens. So many sisters, so many skills.* If we were living in Austenian times, they would be described as “very handsome” and “accomplished” whereas I would be described as “merely tolerable” and “kind of a dipshit.” Continue reading