I had been planning to become a teacher after my youngest baby starts kindergarten, but now I'm compelled to pursue a different career track: clothing designer for Carter's baby clothes TO FORCE THEM TO STOP PUTTING 50,000 SNAPS/BUTTONS/CLOSURES ON EACH PIECE OF BABY CLOTHES! Honestly, should it take 10 minutes to dress my baby in … Continue reading Ban Snaps! (On Baby Clothes)
Am I the only mother who responds to some of the more ridiculous things my toddler says by using sarcasm in an earnest voice? It's seriously the only way I can stay sane some days. Example: 3yo: "I'm going to look in your dresser for a bra to play with, but I need to take … Continue reading Sarcasm Saves The Day
Our latest water bill was almost 50% higher than the previous one. It's the height of summer ... yet rather than point to higher lawn and garden watering, I blame our toddler. Between her now using the toilet (1.6 gallons per flush!) and spending approximately 34 minutes washing (and washing, and washing...) her hands afterward, … Continue reading If My Toddler Only Paid the Bills
So tonight my 3yo daughter said to my husband and I, "I love mama, and I love dada, and I love baby Claire. [Pause] And I love movies." It's truly wonderful to know we are held in such esteemed company....
My dear three-year-old still sounds, blessedly, like a baby. Despite speaking full, very articulate and generally well-pronounced sentences, her voice has that baby-ish lilt that makes her sound squishily cute even when she's saying things like, "I don't want to help set the table, momeeee!" But watching a video of her saying some of her … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Baby’s First Voice
Everyone laughed when their mom mixed up her kids' names - invariably with the pet's, too - but eventually it happens to you.... I have to try SO DANG HARD to get my kids' names right when I talk to them, and the names don't even sound alike. At all. I have no excuse. But … Continue reading What’s Your Name Again, Kiddo?
A lot of times I amuse myself by imagining my todder's actions in an adult body.... Boss (me): "Take a nap, employee. You've worked hard this morning and wore yourself out. You deserve to take an hour snooze. Better yet, make it two hours!" Employee (my 3yo): "What?! Stop doing what I'm doing right now? … Continue reading If My Toddler Was an Adult, Part 1
You know it's been a trying day when, as you wait for your toddler to put herself to sleep after you laid her to bed, you debate to yourself whether you want chocolate or wine more at the moment....
Trying my patience again ... My inner type A OCD personality really can't take it when my 3yo says, "I can do it myself!" ... but then totally can't. I know, I know - they have to learn SOMEHOW. They need to practice ... practice makes perfect. But damn if I couldn't do that in … Continue reading No, You CAN’T Do It By Yourself
Ahh, the many delights of motherhood. The many sweet, sweet moments that make your heart literally squeeze out love. You think you'll never forget those tender moments. And now every Friday I'm going to start remembering those sweet memories, honest or satirical, starting with this .... As I changed a real doozy of a diaper … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Newborn poo