Fly on the Wall October



Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 16 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


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


“Mommy, please do me a favor?”


“Can you pause that? Then stand over here and pose like this?” (Stands how he wants me to stand. I do what he says.)

“Perfect, Mommy.”

Proudly shows me what he painted….my portrait.

Reading a book to his furry friends. “Now talk to your partner about the story.”

“Is that what you’re teacher says?”

“Mommy, stop, I’m playing.”

“Sorry, I just want to know.”

“Fine, yes, now let me be.”

AJ to Daddy…

“Time to wait for the bus. Get your sweater and lets go.”

I signed up AJ or a drama class thinking with all his singing he would love it. It turned out to be a HUGE disaster. He hated the class, hated all the stage directions, hated the songs he had to remember.

“Mommy, I just want to sing my songs.”

No refund, so I just ate that money.At least it was paid with summer money, so it didn’t come out of any bills for September.

“That’s awesome!”
“What’s awesome?”
“I’m popping and it smells so bad!”

AJ farts, loudly sighs, then smiles. “I’m the king of the farts.”

That’s not nice to do to a kid
You’re so mean
I’m going add fast as I can

wasp sting

Recently after karate, we put ton his jacket and he began to scream and cry. I thought it the straw stuck to his jacket and huffed as I pulled it off of him. To my horror a huge wasp flew out of the arm of the coat.

My poor baby was stung by a wasp. Thankfully it was only one sting and he’s not allergic. He was in so much pain, but another karate mom got him ice. The car ride home was terrible for him, because of all the pain and fear. My heart broke for him.

Finally, we got home and I ran a teabag under cold water, put it on his terrible looking sting/bite, wrapped it up with a washcloth, then put masking tape over it to keep it in place. After thirty minutes the spot of the sting was difficult to see and he was feeling better.

Yes, tea bags are amazing. They are great for burns, bites, and stings. The herbs have a healing quality. Sadly I forgot I carry tea bags in my bag, I need to remember this for future incidents.

wasp sting2


This Sunday I am turning 40! Tony is turning 41 the following week!

No I’m not ashamed, scared, worried, or angry. I am looking forward to it. Age is just a number, I don’t feel forty at all. Aging is nothing to be ashamed of, we all age and need make it a symbol of accomplishment and power. Instead of trying to hide with anti-aging nonsense or be ashamed of wrinkles and gray hairs, we need to embrace it. If all women took back the power of aging, imagine how we could change society and the cosmetic industries.


Fly on the Wall October — 11 Comments

  1. Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Karen! I love that AJ is painting portraits and singing his “own songs”. What a cutie! Glad the tea bag worked for you guys. We are a family of epi-pens, but I’ll pass the tea bag idea along to my friends.

  2. Happy birthday to you! It is Sunday here right now so I’m eating some cake in your honor, instead of because I’m a greedy guts like normal. That wasp thing is scary, I’ll have to remember to keep a tea bag handy this summer, we had a huge wasp problem last year, and I’m terrified there will be a repeat plague this summer.

  3. Sorry I’m so late getting over here! First off, happy birthday! Love the fart comment but I felt bad that your sweet little guy got stung by a wasp. It happened to me once too, and it was ridiculously painful.

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