I considered putting my 3yo in soccer lessons with a few of her friends ... ... for about five seconds. Notwithstanding the vision of a dozen amped up toddlers running amok instead of doing well-ordered drills, I just don't think my kid needs the lessons. She already has the skills, you see. Yesterday I asked … Continue reading Playing Soccer, Toddler Style
I'd call my 3yo potty trained, but she still has accidents (okay ... I'm almost 33 and ... I admit it, I've had an accident from time to time ... okay, maybe it's genetic ... oh shit what I have done to this child?!) occasionally. Very occasionally (you go, girl!). Pee I can deal with. Poop? … Continue reading Never Ever Could I Handle Cloth Diapers!
In the first few months after our daughter was born, my husband and I amused ourselves by counting the number of diaper changes we'd made based on the number of diaper boxes we'd bought. We patted ourselves on the back, congratulating our new-found parenting skills and expert wiping ability. But now, 18 months into this … Continue reading Awesome parenting landmark No.23 #diaperchanges #toomanydiapers
I think I've graduated to official mommy status: I was upset that today I bought diapers at full price (though they were Target brand, score, bought with my Redcard for 5% off, double score) - no sale, no coupon, no Cartwheel discount. Sigh. But when you have just a handful left, a mom's gotta do what a … Continue reading Minus five points for mom #nodiapersale #shoppingfail
What to do when your baby has pooped when you're out and about but you forgot to restock the diaper bag? Scoop out the turd with a wipe, use a new wipe to clean baby, and put a facial tissue in between baby's privates and the used diaper. Return home asap for a new diaper! … Continue reading Parenting Pro Tip: MacGuyver Diaper #makeitwork #parentingfail
My daughter's favorite "toys": tissue box, empty water jug, remote control, clean unused diaper, and cheap tupperware. Total worth? $10, tops. Total worth of all the toys we own? Perhaps a few hundred dollars. Can we say overspending on toys?! Let's rethink this strategy, parents!
My daughter's favorite place to read is - you guessed it ... on the toilet! Or, in her case, as I change her. At least it's a great distraction from squirming! Sigh ... like father, like daughter....