You've heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a stupid question," right? That may fly in middle school and high school, but does it apply to a toddler? Let's analyze some recent "Why?" questions I've been posed lately by Toddler, shall we? (Yes, I've noted that all three sentences so far in this post … Continue reading Why So Many “Why”s? – Plus a Giveaway Soon!
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!
Does anyone else try to listen to how you speak to your kids from an external perspective? Specifically, do you try to figure out how much they understand of what you say? It occurs to me from time to time how much new vocabulary I throw at my toddler. As a hobby writer, I take … Continue reading Is Life Just a Peanuts Cartoon to Our Kids?
As our 3.5yo gets older, I see her imitating us more and more. Naturally, she wants to do what her parents do since we are the coolest people on the planet. (Well, we'll hold that status in her mind for another few years at least.) Between acting out scenes from Sofia the First and tap … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Imitating Parents
The creative and sweet Valerie over at Living Lighter in Atlanta (check out her great blog!) tagged me in a fun tag in which the blogger reposts or pastes their first blog post. Thanks for thinking of Welcome to the Nursery, Valerie! Well, my first post was very short.... Originally this blog was a place to … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday? #MyFirstPostRevisted Tag, and Other Baby Sounds
My dad's career was mostly in sales, and I often heard a phrase that he learned from his father-in-law (also in sales): ABC ... which in this case is not a kid's alphabet but "Always Be Closing." As in, make sure you always have a deal getting sealed. (After all, the family's gotta eat!) Well, … Continue reading ABC? No, ABT – Always Be Teaching
Thank goodness Baby has Toddler to learn from. I didn't realize how much faster she'd learn things than Toddler did when she was little! Baby imitates - and therefore learns how to do something from - Toddler on everything from unscrewing/screwing caps to throwing toys. Joy and joy, right? Just yesterday Baby walked into the … Continue reading Learning Words From the Older Sister – and Movie Quotes?
Being a parent constantly surprises me, mostly in the department of things I say and do. I was full of parenting misconceptions, as I think most of us are. Oh man, if I had a quarter for every time I said, "I'll never XYZ with my kids," but now I do just that.... Well, let's … Continue reading Things You Never Thought You’d Say Before Kids
Inspired by Newton's Laws of Motion and Murphy's Law ... I bring you ... Murphy's of Parenting! As a scientist by training, I have, by careful observation and years of parental training, developed the following list: A child in motion will remain in motion (regardless of momentum-arresting attempts by parental figures). A just-cleaned item (toilet, … Continue reading Murphy’s Laws of Parenting
Is it just me, or do all parents wonder exactly what their kids think of stuffed animals? As in, do they really believe they're real or do they know they're not alive? How far does anthropomorphism go in a toddler's mind? To my 3yo daughter, it only goes so far ... or does it? … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: What’s in a Stuffed Animal?!