~ Don't tell your children they have a whopping $1.00 each to spend when you go shopping somewhere. Because they are very few things that only cost a dollar, and they're going to end up buying wooden train whistles that they then blow ALL... DAY... LONG.
~ Coffee plays a HUGE role in being able to function as a "normal" human being.
~ Although Daylight Savings Time is a wonderful thing in many ways, it can also seriously screw with one's ability to fall asleep at a reasonable hour the first few nights after the clocks have been changed.
~ When all members of a household have a cold at the same time, it's inevitable that when some of you are going through a period of having the chills and being colder than all hell, the others will be going through a period of feeling feverish and being ridiculously hot.
~ Nighttime cold medicine for children is a godsend and it's a shame you can't offer it to them on a regular basis for no reason other than to knock them out cold at a fairly early hour.