Way in the northern rural-suburban stretches of New Jersey, settled in a cozy two-story yellow house, sprawled across the plush swaths of rug in the library room, lays a quaint and peaceful little town called Legoland. Tourists might enjoy a visit to the city's awe-inspiring cathedral... Front towers! A rose window! Flying buttresses! Clerestory windows! Pews … Continue reading It’s Tough Living in Legoland
First off, Happy Halloween! I hope you and your kids are enjoying a very spirited holiday (see what I did there?!). Squish has been wearing her Elsa costume for the past 6 weeks ... every day (yes, I've washed it), and Puff has worn her costume all of 0.75 seconds - and never will again. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Happy Halloween and … Taunting?
My girls are at the point where they have short conversations together, even if it's just "Morning!" or "Are you playing with that?" and then "No, done!" etc. It's cute to watch, especially because it often includes a lot of deadpan unintentional humor - hilarious to us but difficult to capture on paper. Hopefully soon … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Parlez-vous Français?
I'm pretty sure I swore about three times over that I was done with bathroom humor, but how realistic was that? Not at all, since I have quite a ham for a four-year-old. Also, it's just funny, right? We all need a good laugh on a Tuesday, I think. I got this gem yesterday when … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: I’m Gonna Need My Sewing Kit, Won’t I?
How would I stack up? How would you stack up? A winning record? Losing? Would it change week to week? I think most parents rate their days subconsciously by comparing their daily wins versus losses. Was it mostly a good day if we had more wins? (Got the kids to eat their veggies and fruits, … Continue reading If Parenting Was a Win-Loss Record
Are anyone else's kids a bit confused about what their parents actually do during the day? I'm home with my two girls every day, so they know every second of my life - right down to my bathroom duties, of course. However, they really don't understand what my husband does. Squish has seen his desk, … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What DOES Daddy Do During the Day?
Before I get to my post, I want to highlight a guest feature post of one of my favorite blogs, Dorky Mom Doodles, featuring ... Welcome To The Nursery! She doodled a fun post I wrote about how kids always seem to remember exactly what you'd rather they forget. In this case the giggles come … Continue reading A Weekend … That is Far, Far Away
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?
The new school year has started, and aren't we excited? Anyone else been late for school yet? (Dammit, it was just one minute, I swear!) And who else loves rushing around again in the morning while your kid brushes their teeth and chews their breakfast at a glacial pace? Sigh. But hey, learning is happening! … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: And My Friends Are…?
Squish turned four years old on the 9th, and her birthday was enjoyed by all. It was especially successful for her because we managed to drag it out for four days: at her grandparents' house out of state the weekend prior, a mom's group playdate the day before, on her actual birthday at home, and … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What Happens When a 4yo Talks On The Phone