I think it, I do it

I’m not really sure what I was thinking. Let me clarify that, everytime I actually start doing my project of the moment I ask myself why on earth I even wanted to do it in the first place. Tonight I felt that way as soon as I could smell the pumpkin pie playdough burning. “Fabulous,” I thought “It will smell just like any pumpkin pie that I would ever attempt to make – burnt.” The playdough survived – barely. I want my preschoolers to make little playdough pumpkins to take home so I thought making homemade dough that smelled and … Read more…

Boys vs. Girls or Twin vs. Twin

The twins brought home these self portraits this week. The differences are obvious and have cracked their 12 year old brother up. He’s even shared them with his friends and now look I am sharing them with my blogosphere! But after I thought and thought about it(because think about it I did!), I realized that it was a great visual reminder of how different not only girls and boys are but each of our children. Each of them is an individual. Here you have twins, born a minute apart that have spent every moment waking and asleep together up until … Read more…

To be or not to be….a twin

I don’t have a twin so I can’t imagine what it feels like to be one but I can tell you what I observed. Today was the first day Ethan and Gigi did anything apart from each other. Gigs has been asking to take an art class FOR-EVER so we signed her up for the ArtHaus enrichment program at Salisbury. Ethan did not want to do it. He has been trying to decide if he wanted to take karate lessons when he was 11 or 16 and has finally decided it’s ok for him to take them now at 4. … Read more…

I’ve changed my status

Life has changed in the Farley house this week. Yes, the older two started back to school and the twins start next week. We have left summer behind and fall has begun – I know it is still summer but you know what I mean no more vacation! But my status is the one that has me rattled. I am not a stay at home mom anymore. For 12 years I have been at home with my monkeys. I have enjoyed every moment….well, that’s not true. There have been a fair amount of moments that have made me want to … Read more…