Bathroom humor is always a winner, right? For adults it's funny - but for kids it's even funnier. I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but Toddler really had us in stitches with the following two conversations: Me: "Are you pooping?" Toddler: [Straining] "Yeeeaaahh...." Me: "Is it coming out okay?" Toddler: "Yeah, because I eat lots … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: A Bevy of Bathroom Humor
Inspired by Newton's Laws of Motion and Murphy's Law ... I bring you ... Murphy's of Parenting! As a scientist by training, I have, by careful observation and years of parental training, developed the following list: A child in motion will remain in motion (regardless of momentum-arresting attempts by parental figures). A just-cleaned item (toilet, … Continue reading Murphy’s Laws of Parenting
We are pretty big on manners around here - saying please and thank you, asking for things nicely instead of saying "give me XYZ," sharing and taking turns, respecting people's space, and not interrupting. So far it's worked on Toddler, as people comment on how good her manners are. Parental win! My dad taught her … Continue reading Teaching Manners – With Humor!
I'll be honest ... I've had a hard time coming up with something to post about for today. It's been a shitty week - which followed a shitty week. No, that's not totally true. Baby's erratic napping (and lack of napping while Toddler is at preschool!) and subsequent schedule-tastrope have colored my entire outlook, I'm … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Hugs are Here!
*Kidding Toddler is learning to write, which is particularly thrilling for me. She's taken to it quite all on her own, too; one day she wanted to write an A and amazingly has produced legible and pretty A's since day one. Then she wanted to write all the letters in her name (there aren't many, … Continue reading Learning to Write … or a Kidnap Note?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: our children are growing up in a tech-rich environment, and their actions sometimes really show it! My husband and Toddler had this humorous exchange at the grocery store. Toddler was helping to push the cart but was doing so quite slowly. Husband: "We need to move … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Charge Me Up!
Toddler and Baby, unfortunately, are cursed with some of my genetics - like a propensity for cradle cap. I'm sorry, kiddos, really sorry. Apparently I had it so bad as a kid that my older sister called it "cradle crap!" No word on if that was an original thought of hers or she picked it … Continue reading Cradle Cap? No, Toddler Bed Cap!
A little bit of mom honesty here. (You can tell it's been a bit of a tiring week ... Baby being "creative" with her napping, we've all been hit with a cold virus, 6+ inches of snow, husband out of town since 6am last Sunday.... My positive energy needs some recharging, and thank God it's … Continue reading The Best Nap? No Nap! (No, Seriously)
I had every intention of writing this as a 100% positive post. Toddler is in school and loves it, we've been on time for every day the last four weeks, I've gotten a nice break while she's gone and Baby does her morning nap, and unicorns are literally prancing around the living room with me. … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Happy Toddler in School!
For a change here, I have a fun post that came my way via the lovely Valerie at Living Lighter in Atlanta. I was tagged to answer questions about myself as she did here. Some of these are a bit thought-provoking.... Here are my answers, and at the end I tagged a few other bloggers. … Continue reading The Blogger Tag – More About Me Than You Ever Wanted To Know!