So, not to brag or anything (I'm totally going to), but my husband is super smart. As in, whatever he doesn't already know off the top of his head he can figure out with a few spare minutes and brief instructions (or the internet). I mean, the guy taught himself how to sail a boat. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Don’t All Schools Give Prizes?
I have a couple of "golden oldies" to share with you. Squish said them probably six months ago now (I don't even know when ... time is zooming and bending now that two kids are in full motion mode). They are just too good to keep hidden. Then I'll close with a funny she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Where Do We Live?
Remember when I said I was reticent about starting Toddler in classes? That I thought it was largely, well, useless at a young age? Well, Toddler has been in swimming lessons since April and not only loves it but is apparently doing quite well. Wow! Let's just say she does not take after her mom in … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Tap Dancing and Fred Astaire (Of Course)
Longtime readers of this blog know that I try to stick in the funniest nuggets of my week into this regular Tuesday column. My toddler (nearly 4, so isn't she a preschooler now?) has always said really hilarious things, so foraging for material has never been tough. But today I'm going to mix things up. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart
When I said I was prepared to risk Baby playing with my spices if it bought me a few minutes of double-armed dinner prep, I thought it might be Baby only that might spill. I didn't think my nearly 4yo girl would be so uncoordinated as to be the messy one. Well, one evening she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays – Made of Stone
Our daily schedule doesn't vary too much, and we always make it outside either after breakfast or lunch as long as it's not raining. We might play on the swingset or take a wagon ride or walk across the street to the lake - maybe throw rocks in or find ducks - but the girls always … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Flowers and Things
Happy July 4th, my fellow Americans! Today is a glorious day to bask in the glow of red, white, and blue fireworks while remembering what our brave Patriot forefathers started way back on July 4, 1776 - the birth of the greatest nation on earth. I'm excited to teach my girls more and more about … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Baby Love?
I used to think it was only little boys that talked about toots and poop and pee. Nope, my sweet, dear little girl must say "poop" or "poopy" nearing two dozen times. I mean ... it was funny the first few times, but no, child - the answer to every question is not "poop!" Yet … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – Toots Galore
I don't know if all kids do this, but my toddler pokes my butt. And hugs it. And sometimes kisses it when I'm standing in the kitchen preparing a meal. Is that weird? Is my kid the only one obsessed with butts? (And poop. She really talks about poop a lot....) I know it's just a … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: What’s in a Butt?
My toddler is getting pretty smart. She's slowly figuring out how the world works and what cause and effect means. Recently, she's figured out that you can buy things using paper bills, a check, a credit card, or even via the computer (quite an abstract concept if you think about it). And she's figuring out what the … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Blunt, As Always