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
Ever since our 3yo (nearly 4) learned how to spell her name, she started saying something funny at bedtime just as I or my husband (whoever is laying her down that night) leave the room. She loves to say: "Don't forget your word! Don't forget: It's [her name, correctly spelled]. That spells [her name] ... … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – The Bedtime Ritual
As I've mentioned before, dinner at our house is rarely an orderly affair. We have a healthy meal, yes, but there is always at least one of: food thrown on the floor (Baby) loud singing (Toddler) voice escalation (Toddler, then Baby) impromptu dancing (me) someone refusing to eat one item (Husband, Toddler, or Baby) crying … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Ad Libbing at its Finest
Okay, I'm just going to come out and say I don't mind princesses - and I kind of like Sofia the First and Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. But there comes a point when there are too many princesses! Toddler, like many 3yo girls, is OBSESSED with princesses. Of the loooong text file we keep of … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Princesses and Royalty
Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers! We do extraordinary jobs - and sometimes, yes, ordinary (as I categorize things like laundry and vacuuming as pretty darn ordinary) - making little people and forming them into functional and fun human beings. It's simultaneously entertaining, enriching, and exhausting, isn't it? Some beautiful words have been … Continue reading Mother’s Day Share
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!
Really, what is wrong with them? Multiple personalities? [Fill in the blank]-phobia? Turrets? My 3yo daughter is perfectly (mostly) normal and healthy, actually - just a little bit crazy around the edges. Like all toddlers.... Most days she just wanders around the house, dancing to The Nutcracker music and waving her Barbie doll or Sofia doll … Continue reading What is WRONG With Toddlers Sometimes?!?