Let's just do the plus part right up front. How do you ruin a vacation when you have an 18mo in tow? Well, if they drink milk out of a glass bottle (because they are incredibly stubborn and refuse dozens of times over to drink out of a straw or sippy cup) ... ... just … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)
One of the things I teach my kids which I think is most important are the differences between right and wrong. That encompasses a lot, doesn't it? Morality, yes, but also treating family and friends well, manners and respect, and also what is allowed versus illegal. For example, my kids learned early that if we want … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Beginning a Life of Crime…
Squish has been saying so many coherent and logical things lately that my list of funny toddler gems is rather drying up. Puff had better start to say funnier things, right? Or else this weekly special is going the way of her stinky diapers - the the trash! So today I have a smattering of … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Food, The Eclipse, and Ear Bombs
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