Fly on the Wall MAY 2015



Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 17 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Before we start with the crazy things that have been said in our house, let me begin by saying there have been some changes in the blog. As my little guy grows up, I’ve made the blog grow up too. I won’t be changing the name, but you will notice a new moniker “AJ”, this is close to his name without giving away his real name. In addition, I’m removing all the cutesy banners and replacing them with more of my style banners and graphics.  This will always be Dinosaur Superhero Mommy, but will continue to grow as AJ does….So now onto the Fly on the Wall. 


  • Mommy: AKA Karen, me…the wife and mom 
  • Daddy: AKA Tony, husband and dad
  • AJ – our only child, an almost 6 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

After looking for the remote, AJ laughs and says. “Oh, Mommy, it was so funny, I couldn’t find the remote, but it was in my hands. I’m losing my mind and getting old.”

While waiting in the car for our nacho order to be ready for pickup, a hungry AJ, who is tired of waiting says. “Are you f*cking crazy?” Yes, he learned that from me. Oh well, he’ll hear more curses from me, but thankfully never a derogatory statement about another person.

This time AJ couldn’t find his froggie in all his mess. Imagine that!?!?!?! “I’m gonna freak out if I don’t find my froggie.”

Then he goes happily back to his fort after finding froggy.


I wouldn’t let AJ eat two, rather large, cookies for dessert. He only got one and kept trying to change my mind. After laying down the law, he gave me his evil look and said, “You and your rules.”

AJ is happily sipping a fruit smoothing from the local health food store. This was a Mommy and AJ reward for a busy day of karate and haircuts for us both.

haircut collage

AJ:”Dodo birds are stupid.”
Me: I understand what you are saying, but I don’t like that word.”
AJ: “Well, I think it’s appropriate.” with a sarcastic nod of his head.
Me: “Well, I don’t and I don’t like it.”

After we spoke about other words to use. Daddy explained the word adapt…which was perfect.

Daddy knocked a marker off the table and didn’t pick it up. AJ made his evil face and said, “It is your responsibility to pick up that marker, or I’ll spank you in the butt.”

I think AJ feels he’s in charge of us all…Has me wondering who the adult really is?!?!?!?!

 While putting AJ to bed one night, he asked if I was going to be around for a long time. We’ve had this conversation before, I told him I would be around to babysit his kids.

“I’m going to have lots of kids.”
“Oh really? How many do you want?”
“I want ten kids, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and 5 little babies.”
“Wow, that’s a lot of kids to take care of.”
“I know, I can do it. I guess I do need marry Zoe,”
“You can marry the person you love.”
“Do I have to kiss her?”
“Yes, if you are married, you will need to kiss and hug her.”
“I know how to kiss.” He tries to show me the kiss, but I explain that he can only give me mommy/son kisses. So he kisses the air….giving butterfly kisses while moving his head back and forth. “I have to kiss her all over her mouth.”

I an NOT ready for him to grow up!

AJ had his karate tournament this past weekend! He loved it. He participated in maneuvers and sparring and got a 5th place trophy for participation. He loves his trophies and keeps telling me every morning and night.

karate mauevers
karate sparring

There has been a lot of cheering in our house lately! Well, mostly it’s me… I’ve been sobbing tears of joy and relief. Cheering a victory for AJ. He is finally getting an IEP and services for reading, speech, and social skills, and his OT will continue!  Finally!!! This has battle has been going on for years and thankfully his current school is amazing!  You can read about that here.


About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Fly on the Wall MAY 2015 — 28 Comments

    • Thanks! It was quite the battle, even though I wish it started sooner, I’m just glad he has the support he needs. I know, he thinks he’s old…he cracks me up!!!!!

  1. I like the new snazzy blog update!
    Hurray for the wonderful news that his new school has a good plan in place to help him get the support he needs. That is so awesome!
    All the cool kids go to summer school… at least that’s what I tell my kids because I make all four of mine go every summer too.

  2. Glad to see AJ is flourishing. It’s so frustrating when no one will give you the help you so desperately need. I can totally relate with wondering who the boss of the house is, my little one is only 4 but there are days when she is definitely the one wearing the pants in our house. It doesn’t bode well for the teenage years…

    • Thanks, it was a long battle with a victory. I know, I feel the same way, what’s going to happen in middle school and high school…I’m scared

  3. Love the new look. And yes, they are in charge, it doesn’t matter how old they are…..I learned to enjoy it and go with the flow. Cracks me up even now when she tells me what I am going or not going to do……..Glad he got the help he needed. One step at a time.

  4. OMG, the kissing! Last I knew, T still thought it was gross whenever she sees the Husband and I kiss. That can continue for a while as far as I’m concerned. And it cracks me up that AJ put your husband in his place with that marker.

  5. I’m so glad to read about the IEP. It took us forever to get my son’s school to get everything aligned.
    Your new blog set-up is great. AJ is quite the comic! You better start coming up with fees upfront for babysitting that many grandchildren!! LOL

    • It’s crazy how some schools refuse to help when it’s obvious kids need it. Thanks, I had to make it mine now. I know right? I will share this with him when he’s older.

  6. AJ sounds like my kind of kid. Cool, funny, articulate, sarcastic and slightly cynical. And handsome! Totally enjoyed this post. He reminds me of my nine year old Jack.

  7. HAHA Karen! I love the “you and your rules!” So funny. Also, Tucker has said the f word before as well. Yikes. And congratulations on getting an IEP and some services! WHOOT!!!!

    • Yeah he just thinks he’s in charge…though I love his snarky comments. I always feel that I rather my son curse than make a derogatory or racial statement…which he never hears from me.

  8. Awwww … so many special moments. Out of the mouth of babes, hey! ‘You and your rules’, the growing old and remote, and not being ready for him to grow up especially made me smile. Children and how they think; parents and how we think.

    Super pleased for you about his IEP, I hope you’ll continue to achieve victories in this area for A.J.

    Lovely blog link idea – Fly on the wall. 🙂 #aNoviceMumCommentLuv

    • I know, I’m happy about that too! I fear that…he’s going ot think he’s in charge even as a teen.

      Thanks, I needed to make it more of MY blog

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