Monday, December 08, 2014

File Under: Emerging Language Skills



So, the following is a conversation I had with my 22-month-old son at lunch time today.

Me: Are you eating your lunch?

Son:  I poot it.

Me:  What did you do?

Son:  I poot it.

Me:  What?

Son:  (blows a slobbery raspberry to demonstrate)...

That's when I notice the juice all over his plate.

Rascal!


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Here he is, a few weeks ago, having breakfast with his duck, Quack Quack.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Kids are good for making you do things you wouldn't ordinarily do on your own, like buying a box of mini dark chocolate mint star cookies on impulse (and then eating some of them late at night when everyone is sleeping).

Dark chocolate mint cookies are totally not my thing.  More specifically, the combination of chocolate and mint is not my thing.  (I have a thing against eating mint.  Mint belongs in toothpaste or chewing gum or powdery tin boxes, not in baked goods or ice cream.)  But, my daughter saw the box on a display shelf at Trader Joe's, and those chocolate stars with the white nonpareils must have looked magical to her, because she wanted them the instant she saw them. And, I obliged, and sat in the passenger seat while my husband drove and fed my children star cookies before dinner while we ran the rest of our errands.

Speaking of other errands, my son is obsessed with his Radio Flyer.  Nearly every day, he recites some combination of, "Wagon! Jacket! Shoes on! Outside!" Or, if it's too cold or too wet, or I'm otherwise too lazy to go outside and pull him in the wagon, he'll say, "Jacket! Car!" Seriously, come ON, Mom, let's go! Anywhere! So, today*, I decided not to disappoint him.  I decided he would get both a car ride AND a wagon ride.  I convinced my husband to load the Radio Flyer into the trunk of our minivan.  And, after our trip to Trader Joe's, we went to the Walmart at the other end of the shopping center.  We buckled the kids into the wagon, and I pulled them around the store.  They loved it.  I loved it. (There's something about making fun for your kids that lifts your own spirits.)

Anyway, there you go.  Mint chocolate cookies and a wagon ride inside a Walmart. Two things I wouldn't have done but for the children in my life.





*Yesterday, by the time I wrote this.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Friday, November 21, 2014

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