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?!?
(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
Some kids find shapes in clouds.... My kid finds shapes in her poops. "Mom, I made a shoe poop and a tree poop!" My child is obsessed with poop. Enough said.
Welcome to a new feature on Welcome To The Nursery! Because my adorable toddler says the most hilarious things all day (and that's what toddlers are best at, along with making random, surreptitious messes), I decided to start sharing her wild words. Enjoy! (Background: we've recently read The Emperor's New Clothes from her big storybook … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: The Emperor’s New Clothes
Like most kids her age, my three-year-old asks "Why?" roughly twenty-seven times a day. Being a parent who generally likes to her educate her children and likes to learn herself, I don't mind answering that question - for the most part. Other times, my voice is almost hoarse by the end of the day. Really! … Continue reading Toddler: “Why?” Me: “42.” Nailed it.
I love that my toddler is talking. I love hearing her speak. I love finding out what she thinks about ... everything. I love hearing her repeat what we've taught her. I love hearing her repeat what she's heard in movies in books, what resonates with her. I really, really do. I love hearing it … Continue reading Repetition is a Double-Edged Sword