We read a LOT around here - many books that we read many, many times each. In fact, I think I have the first 25 pages of The Cat In The Hat memorized (granted, I also once memorized the first 100 digits of pi, so maybe I'm just weird). I certainly can recite What Was … Continue reading Read That Book Too Much For Kiddo? Act It Out!
For some reason, I keep expecting parenting to be logical and rational. And I keep expecting my past experiences to completely inform my future ones. And then the Parenting Gods come with their big hands and slap me down, again and again ... because there is very little logic when it comes to parenting little … Continue reading Parenting Truths: Raising Two (Very Different) Kids
We read a lot around here - daddy, mommy, Toddler, and Baby (well, she flips through the books and hears me read to Toddler - we don't actually read to her much yet ... I gotta get on that, actually). Toddler has memorized probably 100 books because we've read them so much. (Her memory is … Continue reading I’m Raising a Budding Writer! (She Says With a Grin)
(Background: our toddler saves her best conversations for when she's on the toilet!) Toddler goes to sit down on toilet. "Can I please have one of dad's magazines to look at?" Me: "Are you going to go poop?" Toddler: "Yeah. Can I have one of the magazines with stories in it? The ones with goffigger … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: More Toilet Talk
Though I love my two girls - both snuggling with them singly and watching them play together - I really treasure the time that I had alone with my toddler back when it was just her and me alone during the day. (It was ... a quieter day!) When she would wake up, I'd walk … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Quiet Times With Baby #1
After reading several of my 2-year-old daughter's favorite books (which include some favorites of mine when I was young), I just have to gripe about some things. Lord, how did these get past their editors?! Why do we never know the boy's name in The Cat in the Hat? We know his sister's name is Sally! … Continue reading My problems with my toddler’s favorite books
I love that my two-year-old enjoys reading. We read when she gets up as she sips milk, we read before she lays down for a nap, and we read before she goes to sleep at night. We go to the library every Monday for story time and to pick up new books. Another reader in … Continue reading We’ve read this book already, dear child …. 50 times!
Dr. Seuss' books are a fun thing to read, though after I find a rhyme's all I need! My words to my daughter are now all in sync, for I can't stopping making all my consonants link! We love these books dearly, and finish them not wearily, but now I find that every time for … Continue reading Rhyme time / Seuss goose #somebodyhelpme #babyreading #babybooks #drseuss
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....