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Liar Liar, Pants On Fire

One thing I have always been SO impressed with my son and his ability to tell the truth no matter what. He will tell the truth to a fault.  Brooke on the other hand will lie about everything. She will lie about stuff that will make no sense like it’s not even something that she did wrong.  Although of course, wrongdoing is a huge opportunity for her to lie.  We were both in the kitchen talking, I am sitting at the table working, and she …

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You (Miss You So Much Dad)

Your vestsYour handwritingYour coffee cupYour lotto numbersYour toolsThe sound your belt makes hanging on the back of the bathroom door Your keysYour brushYour hoodiesYour projectsYour ability to fix thingsThe way you wear your pants so high Your notepadsYour gifts for MomYour solitaire gamesYour crosswordsYour family photosThe way you putz around the garage for hours Your CadillacYour fishing polesYour lawnYour golf clubsYour workbenchThe things you’ve built with your hands all over the house Your listsYour thermosYour cough dropsYour pillowYour house shoesThe way you answer the phone …

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Crazy Lesson!

Okay, storytime. I was in the car the other morning on my way to see my mom. It wasn’t a specific appointment I had to be at, but I did say I would be there by 9, and it was already 9:03. So, I am on the highway, annoyed with myself for being late, and getting even more annoyed with the slow-moving semi-truck in front of me. I am running late because I was working. I was supposed to be taking time off. Still, I …

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People Pleaser + Parent = Failure

So, how I really wanted to title this blog is people pleaser + parent = pussy, because who doesn’t love a good alliteration, and that is 100% accurate.  I have been a total pussy as a parent to my kids as they are entering their young teen years. To my core, the very essence of my being is to make others around me happy.  I can’t explain to you the feeling I get when I know someone is genuinely disappointed or angry with me.  Actually, …

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2003 Called, it wants it’s dress back.

IT. FITS.  My parents dropped my senior prom dress off a few weeks ago when emptying the last of my childhood room’s contents.   Much to my delight, when I tried it on it zipped…all. the. way. This might not seem like a big deal, but due to the other childhood content drop offs and photos I’ve rifled through and number of times I’ve found myself saying, “I can’t believe I thought I was fat then,” it was definitely exciting for me.  Back in February BC (before …

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A Tale of Two Siblings

Fairness is the word of the day.  I have two kids that could not be more different.  Taking the gender difference out of it: their personalities, interests, and even their food preferences are exact opposites.  The older they are getting, the more my daughter is pointing out how I treat them differently. Brooke is so social, and Ricky is, well, not.  He is a homebody and doesn’t care to call a friend, or set up some sort of hang-out.  I often feel so proud of …

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Serious Protagonist Envy

I realize through the different movies, Netflix series, and books I have been reading, I have some severe female protagonist envy. This feeling has really put “penis envy” into perspective for me, and I feel like I understand now, guys, where that comes from. You can feel like you need to draw your power from your appendage; I get it!  If you are slightly lacking in that department, it makes you feel insecure.  You step up to a urinal, you think you are slightly below …

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Getting Schooled

Right now, I am not my kids’ favorite person, and I am completely fine with that!  I realized how little my kids grasp basic school concepts! We started this week celebrating a major win from Ricky; he received the Presidential Academic Achievement Award.  Woohoo!  We called grandparents and aunts and uncles to show off the stamped signature of President Trump at the bottom of the certificate and the pin that came with it.  Ricky himself couldn’t believe it, and his first thought was, “Really? But …

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Ugh, so emo, so dramatic, so completely not the way I like to think of myself, but I am going to be brutally honest with you, I’m depressed.  Why?  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, I have about 6 rosebuds outside my front door ready to bloom in a couple days, which I absolutely love, and yet I am truly, utterly, deeply in the dumps. Yuck!  Sure, part of it is the same as you, Some Good News by John Krasinski has officially …

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Summer Is Coming

Yup, I just changed the infamous Game Of Thrones tagline to dramatically announce the arrival of summer.  NORMALLY my only concern, although a big one, is trying to figure out how I’m going to get through the summer without wearing a pair of shorts while not looking like a freak.  Shorts have been a distant memory since the appearance of cellulite on my thighs and the purpetial starvation of my crotch as it always seems to be eating the inside of my shorts to create …