The boys have taken a firm stance against worksheets. They say no more. Whatever. We will have little academic learning tomorrow, but it is day 5, and we have all given up on that idea anyways. Today our health lessons were a flop. By 10 am I put on music from movie fight scenes and … Continue reading Neighbors: Activities for the Stuck at Home
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
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!
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
We have a little issue at our house. No one knows what they actually did at school. No one knows even ONE SINGLE THING that occured at preschool. It drives me insane. So I put on my therapist pants to take a closer look at the situation. Because that is what I do. And I … Continue reading The Case of the Mystery Pre-School Day
Whenever I forget how difficult it is to have a child who doesn't eat, God does this really great thing where he makes one of my kids have my issues. And then I get frustrated and angry and tell my kids to pull it together - and then I realize I am doing the things … Continue reading Gus and the Giant Tonsils