Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Tap Dancing and Fred Astaire (Of Course)

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)

Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart

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

Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Ad Libbing at its Finest

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

What is WRONG With Toddlers Sometimes?!?

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?!?