Sweet Toddler Pronunciations

Here are the latest and greatest–they drive me wild. I wish Rowdy Rebel would always pronounce words this way! 1) When he “reads” stories to us, instead of “ONCE upon a time,” he says “ONE upon a time.” (I think I am repeating this one–it’s so sweet, it’s worth repeating just this once;) 2) Not […]

Shut Yer Yap

At dinner tonight, Deep Thinker almost said a bad word. I interrupted just in time, “No! That’s a bad word. We don’t say that, okay?” (Sometimes he still doesn’t know a word is bad–I believe that was the case in this instance.) So, then he tells us a story: “Hey, my friend Tyler at school […]

Concentration Skills of a Three-Year Old

Rowdy Rebel (my 3.5 year old) was sitting on the toilet, and screamed “Mommy!” I said “Yes?” He answered, “Wait a second. I’m concentrating POOPING.” So, I waited, confused as to why he called me. And after a few minutes, he asked, “Mommy, do all mommies have crooked teeth?” (Yes, that means, do all mommies […]

No More Babies Or We Can’t Visit China

Deep Thinker has been really interested in China since one of his classmates and her parents did a Chinese New Year party for the class last year. I also am very interested, and we are dreaming of going there someday and learning Mandarin over a summer. Anyway, my husband and I are now planning to […]

Pushy Toddler Knows The Ropes

We went to T-ball practice for Deep Thinker last night. They got their team shirts! The shirts are RED, Rowdy Rebel’s favorite color. He begged me to get one for hi, so I tried. But the team Mom said we can’t buy another until all team members have their shirts. That’s important. I get it. […]

Rowdy Rebel Gets All Quiet (HU?)

What a great day! Rowdy Rebel has been screaming a lot at night because I put a stop to the climbing in bed with mom and dad really late. He rolls around so much it’s impossible to sleep! This new program is NOT making him happy. But I don’t care. He’s sleeping in his bed–all […]

Go Ahead, Bite The Cars

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we got together with our friends Alex and Lila. They have a baby named Misha. My six and three year old’s LOVE Misha. He’s 8 months old, and a really sweet little boy. Rowdy Rebel (age 3) was showing Misha all of his toy cars. He was really excited about it […]

Leg Hair

A while back, Deep Thinker was taking a bath and noticed he had leg hair. He was SO excited and said “Mommy, Mommy, I have leg hair! I can’t WAIT to tell Daddy about this!” Today we were walking to school, and he was explaining that he now has more leg hair (which is not […]

Rowdy Rebel Explains What’s Nice, What’s Not

Last Saturday my husband was really tired, and it was time for our three-year old to take a nap. So they took a nap together. The next day, Rowdy Rebel (the three-year old) explained to my husband: “Daddy, nember when you sleep at naptime with me?” And my husband said yes. Rowdy Rebel said, “Tha’ […]

“Assidents” Happen

Rowdy Rebel is really good for his naps now. (Sure, now that he’s almost too old for them.) He just lays down and stays in bed until he goes to sleep. But for some reason last Saturday, he reverted back to the terrible two’s when he screamed non-stop at the top of his lungs for […]