Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tuppence Per Each Bag

TweetI’ve been trying to eat well lately. In theory I’ve been trying to eat well all my life, minus college. In practice I’ve been getting progressively better for the past 5-10 years. I’ve very recently turned to a hard-core, stop-eating-anything-that-doesn’t-taste-like-a-literal-nutrient … Continue reading

Posted in aspirations, food, kid stuff, poser in granolaville, save me from myself | 10 Comments

Sunburnt

TweetAfter six years working with the teenage girls at church, I’ve moved on to a new job. It’s… a “little” different. The class of three-year-olds in the Mormon church are called Sunbeams and I’ve written about the experience of teaching … Continue reading

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Just Love Em, Dad Gum It

TweetThe weirdest thing happened at dinner tonight. My little angel babies of light were *gasp-snork* fighting with one another. And it wasn’t a good fight or a noble fight. They were not fighting to protect the honor of a fallen … Continue reading

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Stop! Person Who Made a Poor Choice and Stole Something!

TweetI would title this post, Stop! Thief!, but that would mean labeling one of my children and from what I’ve read in these here parenting manuals, there is no such thing as a “bad child,” just a child who makes … Continue reading

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Photobomb

TweetIt felt like a betrayal of pencils and chalk and teachers’ mugs full of bad coffee. This year, for the first time ever, I did not order school pictures for my kids. I have a camera larger than a VW … Continue reading

Posted in child abuse, education, fun, fun, fun, scaring the neighbors, What Thompsons Do, world domination | 7 Comments

Yogurt – As Promised

TweetThis is the label on the case of yogurt I bought at Costco recently. Really?! Zero percent non-fat? So that makes it what percent full-fat? MAXIMUM FLAVOR UNITS!

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