I love doing laundry (really!), buuuuuutttttt I don’t do it well. My failure is this: I suck at folding and putting it away because I do too many loads in one day. I’m awesome at collecting, sorting, washing, and drying laundry, but once dry, it either piles up in baskets or on the couch waiting to be folded, or…
P has begun spitting and hitting. Charming, I know. We’ve explained to her that both are unacceptable under any circumstances, but she’s been exploring her boundaries. Every now and then she likes to respond or our explainations with more spitting (while smiling, of course) or a playful tap, to push the envelope.
She pushes that envelope right into a timeout.
This week’s books are:
Dinosaur vs Bedtime by Bob Shea - A total winner. My new favorite children’s book. It’s so cute, it makes you chuckle, it has fun pictures, it’s easy to read. Love love love it. I think I love it more than P. Definitely one…
I recently posted that we were going on vacation, and I listed all of the things that we brought for P on the plane. One thing that was blatantly missing, however, was a car seat. We sat behind another 3-year-old on the plane and her parents had her car seat and locked her down for the flight. Willy and…
Who doesn’t like sausages? More importantly, what kid doesn’t like sausages? They’re like hot dogs, but better. We prefer chicken or turkey sausages to pork or beef, mainly because they’re freaking delicious, not as greasy, and don’t make you feel like there is lead in your stomach after you eat them. They’re great broiled or grilled, of course, but…
Here’s a trendy phrase moms and dads are probably familiar with. Teachable moments. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically using the situation at hand as an opportunity to teach your child a valuable life lesson. Great idea, but I hear it used most often in a playful or facetious manner, generally when referring to something funny or…
Ever wonder how popular your birthday is (or isn’t)? Well there isn’t an app for that–yet–but there is a cool infographic that was recently featured on the Huffington Post’s Web site. It’s pretty interesting, as it ranks all 366 possible birthdays in order of commonality in the United States, and presents them in a colorful and fancy heatmap…