After reading several of my 2-year-old daughter's favorite books (which include some favorites of mine when I was young), I just have to gripe about some things. Lord, how did these get past their editors?! Why do we never know the boy's name in The Cat in the Hat? We know his sister's name is Sally! … Continue reading My problems with my toddler’s favorite books
My daughter just spoke a run-on sentence ... for 20+ minutes. I think she took a breath somewhere in there, but I'm not really sure. This kid has a lot to say!
I think I have an idea that can save Play-Doh some time and money. Seriously, Hasbro, don't bother making individual containers with separate colors. Just mix up one container of brown and sell that ... ... 'cause that's what color Play-Doh becomes five minutes after any toddler starts playing with it!
I can't be the only mom whose toddler takes awhile to settle down for a nap ... I'm talking up to an hour.... I also can't be the only mom that, while walking up the stairs to settle down her child at 15-20 minute intervals, mutters under her breath, "just fall the fuck asleep, kid!" … Continue reading When moms want their kids to nap, they say …
I will never understand toddlers. Babies - of course I don't understand them ... they can't really communicate! (Okay, I'm just really bad at interpreting what babies want.) But toddlers ... you're supposed to start displaying logical behavior by now. Get with the program! Example 1: You liked oranges yesterday. Today you asked for oranges. … Continue reading I will never understand toddlers.
I love that my two-year-old enjoys reading. We read when she gets up as she sips milk, we read before she lays down for a nap, and we read before she goes to sleep at night. We go to the library every Monday for story time and to pick up new books. Another reader in … Continue reading We’ve read this book already, dear child …. 50 times!
I get it: learning to speak is difficult, and apparently learning English is quite hard. Nouns, verbs, subjects, predicates, adjectives ... a toddler must essentially navigate a Language Arts class without knowing any of the rules and just imitating her parents to the best of her ability. ... Which is curious, because neither my husband … Continue reading My child, Yoda she is! #toddlertalk #babyyoda
My kid was born decades after Wild Cherry released "Play That Funky Music White Boy," but she still knows, at 26 months, that it's just not cool anymore. Last night I sang the money title line, out of the blue, while we were playing, and she said - very bluntly - "not good." Guess I'd … Continue reading The kid has taste…. #wildcherry #playthatfunkymusic #toddlerlaughs
What child asks for lima beans and also picks them out first of the mixed vegetables? Mine! She's either crazy or crazy healthy. I prefer the latter....
Forget labor, forget those first few times breastfeeding, forget trying to get your toddler to use a g**da** utensil ... hands down, the hardest task as a parent (so far) is potty training. Gross. Frustrating. Tiring. Long. Seemingly hopeless. Kid, it's just a potty! You won't have to get your diaper changed again - rejoice! … Continue reading I’m in parenting hell, and it’s called potty training…. #pottytraining #justdoit