Shannon Stacey

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Monday’s not playing fair

SK had a fever last night, so he’s home today. My sister’s school had a ski day and she doesn’t ski, so she’s here. My husband decided not to go to work today. So, while TK went to school, I still have a full house. Just swapped a fourteen-year-old boy for a fourteen-year-old girl.

Yesterday we played it low-key and watched a couple of movies.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Indy cheesiness, eye-rolling, entertaining and … Read More »

More DG help from the peanut gallery

The Short Kid doesn’t have quite the plot-problemsolving savvy that the Tall Kid does, but he doesn’t like being left out of the action. What can he do? Try to convince me that Devlin Group needs a gun like this. (And maybe a cool camouflage wristband, too?)

He was a little disappointed when I very gently pointed out that a Nerf gun probably wasn’t the most efficient weapon to take into a gunfight, but the Stacey inability to ever be Read More »

I don't even own starch

If you looked at the Christmas pictures I posted, you might remember that the Tall Kid showed up bright and early to open his gifts fully dressed, right down to the belt and that fastened top button.

And here he is eating his breakfast before school:

One note—thanks to crappy cellphone camera, it looks like he’s wearing a sweater vest, but he’s not. That was last year. This year’s vest is a fabric one, like you’d wear under a suitcoat.… Read More »

A furry pillow

What’s a diva dog to do when a cat’s hogging the blanket? Use her butt as a pillow.

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Untraining a dog?

I can’t believe Mini will be two next month. I don’t know if that makes her an “old dog” or not, but I don’t seem to be able to teach her a new trick.

I’d like to uncrate train her.

We crate-trained her for the obvious reason—makes housebreaking and sleeping schedules a lot easier. And, for a while, it was used for protective custody. The cats weren’t really big fans of hers. But now she and Gizmo are buddies … Read More »

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