Speed Up = Slow Down (To a Toddler)

I know that I have very little patience at times ... but what is it about toddlers sensing when you're trying to hurry them up - you know, because we have to get somewhere or just generally don't want to spend five minutes washing their hands after being on the toilet for fifteen minutes - … Continue reading Speed Up = Slow Down (To a Toddler)

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Do All Grandmothers Think They’re Fairy Godmothers?…

... Because my kids' grandmothers sure think that! They appear out of nowhere bearing gifts for every occasion - or no occasion at all. Those gifts are things you'd never dream of giving your kids - literally, I would never, ever consider giving my kids what these grandmothers sometimes choose (eg, extra-loud dress up heels). … Continue reading Do All Grandmothers Think They’re Fairy Godmothers?…

Time to rotate the reading stack…. #babylovesreading #babyreader

My daughter and I read Where's Spot four times today (just as we did yesterday), and we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Cinderella, If You Love a Nursery Rhyme, and Good Morning, Good Night at least two or three times today as well (just as we did yesterday). On the plus side, if any of these books get lost … Continue reading Time to rotate the reading stack…. #babylovesreading #babyreader

Gramma’s little angel!

I stumbled upon a universal law as true as Occam's Razor or the First Law of Thermodynamics: your children will be angels for the grandparents but screaming devils before they arrive and after they leave. Happens every time.... Trouble for me and daddy, but at least it keeps the grandparents coming!