Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
(In tune of Baby Shark) Part two two two two two two ta two. Now you have that stuck in your head. You are welcome. Part two of language in play. Last week we talked about bossy play. If you missed it, go read it. Now. Click right here. (Speaking of bossy - jeez). So, … Continue reading What color is that? And other questions you need to stop asking.
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone
Hank started kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN. He is loving it. His teacher is amazing. His school is amazing. His friends are amazing. Everything is amazing!! Okay, not everything. John and I have to get two kids to two different schools at two different times. And no one has ever looked at me and said "Wow, that is … Continue reading School Morning Survival
If you know me, you know there isn't a lot that bothers me. I am fine with pretty much everyone and anyone. I collect friends from all walks of life. They all have different religions, political views, and ideas. I sometimes don't agree with them, but I typically keep my thoughts to myself. Because I … Continue reading A Child First
We are all trying to squeeze the last few moments of sweet freedom out of Summer. Everyone is heading to the beach, a cabin by the lake, or their favorite camp site. Well, we are anyways. When we venture into our Summer excursions, there are always a few cheap and easy activities I keep on … Continue reading One More Summer Day!
My family likes going places. We love to visit friends and places. We love giving the boys experiences. I love planning trips. I love being on trips. I hate traveling to trips...with my children. (I dream of traveling on my own. Coffee and magazines. Let that be known.) But as we know, kids ruin err, … Continue reading Travel without Treats
I see you. You silly little girls. I see you giggling and whispering. I see your best friend necklaces and glittery shirts. How silly. How goofy. How wonderful. Be silly. Be goofy. Giggle. Let your friendship be everything. Because this friendship is setting the bar for every friend you will ever have. You will learn … Continue reading Silly Little Girl
As we established in the last blog post, Gus gets speech therapy now. He is into it. And he is already making progress. I am not going to lie, it is kind of fun to be on the other end of speech therapy. And to be 100% honest, for the first time in my career, … Continue reading La la la Lemonade
A few weeks ago Gus was telling us a story and I thought, "Gol, his speech is kind of a mess. I should get that fixed. It's probably because of those big beautiful cheeks making it laborous to talk." And then naturally I went on with my day. The next day John asked me "Do … Continue reading Gus goes to Therapy