Slightly Insane Mom

"All mothers are slightly insane." –J.D. Salinger

Cast of Characters

The Dude–My husband–love of my life. Fixer of tech stuff in our home. Mega fan of Seinfeld and all things geek.



Little Miss Sunshine–9-year-old daughter–bubbly, perky, never stops talking. Extrovert in a house full of introverts. We’re convinced she’s a fairy changeling switched at birth, because otherwise we can’t explain how our genes created her. She’s amazing.



Sergeant Snowflake–7-year-old son–Genius, goofy, imaginative. Aspie. He’s a sensitive, stubborn, and complicated little ball of emotion. Life with him is never boring.



Mr. Mischief–4-year-old son–My lovable goofball. Entered the Special Snowflake Brotherhood in 2015 when he was diagnosed with speech apraxia. Surgery and therapy have helped him progress by leaps and bounds, he was downgraded from his apraxia diagnosis, and he’s now dealing with a speech delay and feeding issues. He’s a charmingly mischievous preschooler and definitely the baby of the family.



Shithead–Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Dumb as a bag of hammers. Pastimes include lazing around on the couch, stealing food from the children, and pooping on the patio. It’s a good thing he’s cute.


Thing One and Thing Two–The cats. Siblings. My original babies, these two enjoy eating the dog’s food, lazing about in baskets of clean (preferably dark) laundry, and hacking up furballs on my bed.


The Hottessey–My minivan. She’s my favorite child. Don’t tell the others.


2 Responses to “Cast of Characters”
  1. Love this! Our mutual love for the Big Lebowski will keep me reading this blog religiously.

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