Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Please Stop, Mom

So I've mentioned before that I have the habit of getting down and funky sometimes. (Cringe.) I also have developed the habit of belting out a stanza of a song if someone says something (unintentional and unrelated in subject) that is the words to that song. I don't know why I do this, but I … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Please Stop, Mom

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My Children PROVE We’re All Just Animals Inside

You know how when you're at the zoo and you see the primates grooming each other by picking at their hair? Let's pretend for a moment they're not extracting bugs, only food bits. (In my head I also have that scene from The Goblet of Fire movie when Madame Maxine picks a bit of food from … Continue reading My Children PROVE We’re All Just Animals Inside

Toddler Talk Tuesdays: A Bevy of Bathroom Humor

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

Murphy’s Laws of Parenting

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