I never really thought about when to expect my toddler to stop taking what we say at face value. She's pretty quick so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this weekend it happened. If you have been following along you probably know that she is a natural little comedienne. She didn't skip a beat … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings…Reading Between the Lines
My daughter is in this new phase that she really likes to dole out compliments. It's really cute and usually surrounds what I'm wearing or is repeated from what she hears.... Mama, that's a beautiful dress. Or dinner will be delicious! Super adorable, right? It always brings a smile to my face and kind of … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… Unconventional Compliments
"Of course I can!" Lately this has been my toddler's favorite phrase. It is, absolutely, a welcome change from the "I can't" phase we just went through. She's only 2 so I didn't expect it and it just tickles me to hear it come out of her mouth! Me: Aadie can you please eat your … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… “of course”
I've probably posted about this before, but we are very much in the midst of a very black and white phase with our toddler so the fun just keeps on coming. At this point, if something is called by a name or word that she doesn't agree with, you will get an earful. Example: Nice … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings…being literal.
You know what's really fun? Trying to pry open a 2 year olds mouth to brush their teeth while they claw at you and yell "Mama NO! I'm all doooone!" ..... except, wait? That is not fun at all! I found myself in this predicament recently... My little darling angel girl, who had previously been … Continue reading Sugar Bugs… aka, explaining oral hygiene to my kid.
The cute/funny things Aadie says at the kitchen table always have a way of tickling my funny bone. She loves to practice "verbing" these days. So whether or not she's hopping like a bunny, or skipping or jumping, she's always on the move.... and loudly announcing to us what type of move she's doing! I'm … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… “Gwaboing”
I love when the simple innocence of toddlerhood mixes with the bold literalness and that two year olds have! Especially when words are spoken so confidently even though they are not quite right. We had one of those moments today. This morning was hectic. Our little man has his first cold and is really congested … Continue reading Orange Juice
We love to eat dinner together as a family. I feel that it is a great time to connect and enjoy each others company. We are finding that it is also a great time of day to hear about what is going on in the pretty little head of our toddler. She is Sassy with … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings (on Tuesday, because I forgot to publish it)
You know that old saying... I opened my mouth and my mother came out.? Well this week I experienced a twist on it. My toddler opened her mouth and I came out! It happened when we went to pick up our little dog, Remy, at the groomer (remember the poop story from last week??). Rems does … Continue reading My daughter, the super absorbent tropical bird…
Last night after the kids' bed time, I vacuumed, dry mopped and mopped the floors. With two dogs, two kids and a husband it seems like all I do is clean the floors to turn around and have them dirty two seconds later. I looked at them last night and felt so happy... so peaceful... … Continue reading Why I won’t bother cleaning my floors anymore…