Every family has their particular bedtime routine, and ours involves split duties. First we read together in Squish's bed, then one of us takes Puff to her bed to lay down while the other lays with Squish for a few minutes after she turns off the light in preparation for dreamland. Usually those few minutes … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Sweet Dreams?
Ever since our 3yo (nearly 4) learned how to spell her name, she started saying something funny at bedtime just as I or my husband (whoever is laying her down that night) leave the room. She loves to say: "Don't forget your word! Don't forget: It's [her name, correctly spelled]. That spells [her name] ... … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – The Bedtime Ritual
It's 8pm and our house is finally quiet. No chattering, no outside voices, no crying, no overly loud singing, no water bottles clanging on the wood floor from the high chair, and no more stomping around. Quiet and freedom. Sigh. There are a lot of days (most days ... I'll be completely honest) when this is what … Continue reading Ridiculous Things To Do After The Kids Are Asleep
I've noticed that time is a bit warped for my toddler. I remember being a kid and feeling like summer lasted a mere week, the school year dragged on nearly forever, and each day felt like it contained more than 24 hours. Being an adult means most things move fast; some days I really feel … Continue reading Perceptions of Time: Parent Vs. Child
Let me preface this post by saying my toddler is really funny. Most kids are, I realize. My kid is always keeping us in stitches whether it's her well-timed toots or just silly things she strings together. A few nights ago she told her first honest-to-God joke. !! May there be many more... The girls … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Her First Real Joke!
Tonight, as I was laying my toddler down to sleep for the night, she asked what I was going to do. UH OH! (I told her I was going to sleep after she fell asleep ... which is technically true.) I kind of live in fear of the day she realizes her dad and I … Continue reading When Kids Wonder When Mom and Dad Fall Asleep….