A New Level of Disappointment

You open your refrigerator and see the carton of milk only to find 3 drops left at the bottom. Maybe it was your favorite bag of chips with just a few crumbs left. You had a craving. You made your way into the kitchen. The container supposedly holding what will satisfy your craving is there.  You see it but inside you find there’s nothing left. No way of satisfying what you had a taste for.  Continue reading

Meltdown At The Buffet

Week 5 of Kindergarten

The excitement is gone. He no longer jumps for joy as he puts on his TMNT shell book bag. He drags his feet down the three flights of stairs from our apartment to the bus stop. By the time I get off from work and pick him up he’s done. More than done. Cranky and disgusted. He wants to eat and then fall out asleep. Continue reading

Monday Madness

Sitting at my desk I was desperately trying to complete a report that was fairly difficult. I started a new position at work and I’m learning/working so it’s taking me longer to get through assignments.

While pulling my hair out on this alone Aaron asked me to fix “Abby”. Abby is a stuffed…well used to be stuffed…bunny rabbit. Isaiah tried to throw it in the trash earlier because the stuffing was spewing out of its neck. Continue reading

Football Season Is Never Over

steelers marriageThe Mellix house is a Steelers household. My husband is a PASSIONATE fan. I think it’s hilarious that people are talking about how happy they are now that football is back.

I hear about the Steelers ALL YEAR LONG…

  • Pre-Season Games
  • Regular Season Games
  • Playoffs
  • Superbowl
  • YouTube scouting for potential draft picks
  • Endless articles on potential draft picks
  • Playing with mock NFL drafts
  • Stalk actual NFL draft
  • Training Camp
  • Fantasy Sports

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Hey! I know her!

6:50AM – We are standing at the bus stop in a crowd of kids who are running around. Moms are all dressed in their PJ’S with super hot hairstyles called “it’s too early for this”.

A white minivan passes the bus stop on its way out of our neighborhood. Suddenly Isaiah starts loudly proclaiming he knows the driver.

Isaiah: I know her! That’s my librarian! That’s my librarian!

Aaron: (screaming loudly) What?!?! I met her. I had “librarian” for related arts one time. I know her! 

Isaiah: Why does she live in our neighborhood?

I glared at him with a look that I’d hope would express I wanted them both to SHUT UP immediately. 

Me: Why not? Please let it go. 

Thankfully they both dropped it. A few seconds later Aaron points to one of the moms and begins to shout.

Aaron: I know her too! I saw her at my school!

Me: That’s great bud. Bring your voice down.

He walks closer to the woman and walks directly in front of her.

Aaron: What?!?! She always has a BIG smile on her face. 

Well…at least we live around some friendly people 🙂

Multiplication Monday

Hey everybody!!! It’s been a while since my last post. We just started week #2 of the school year. HOMEWORK TIME!!

This time of our day can be a battle sometimes. Tonight we changed it up a little bit with some rocks and guess what?!?! Multiplication was no longer hard 🙂 Isaiah did a FANTASTIC job practicing his math. Continue reading

Robots & Jack Hammers

robotsConversations with a five year old…

Me: I really need to go grocery shopping.

Aaron: A robot could do that for you.

Me: How much do they charge?

Aaron: A billion percent. You don’t even have to plug them in. You don’t have to wait. They charge themselves. It’s inside them already. They are the best robots ever.

Me: No, how much would they charge me to go get my groceries? Continue reading

Back To School Tirade!

That time of year is here yet again. Back to school, folks!

Back To School Sales Commercial

Back To School Sales Commercial

No more children in the house destroying property and eating all of the groceries. I figured it would be best to focus on the positive before diving in to my more frustrating thoughts on the upcoming “first day”. Continue reading