My Son’s Turn on the Swing (Follow Up)

In a prior post I described how my five year old waited the entire play period to get a turn on the swing, just to give it up when his friend asked to have a turn. I encouraged him to take his turn first (at least sometimes!). Well, the very next day, the same “friend” […]

Ketchup Fun All Over My Living Room

Rowdy Rebel discovered the ketchup squirting mechanism today. Ironically enough, he was discovering this as I was cleaning my room about 6 feet away. You know, there’s no fun like ketchup fun. I can hear his little thoughts now: Ketchup in the kitchen! Ketchup in the carpet! Ketchup, ketchup KETCHUP! It kind of makes a […]

Everyone Laughed at My Kindergartner:(

Wednesday, Deep Thinker and I were walking to pick up Rowdy Rebel from preschool. During these walks, the most interesting information comes up! So during this walk, I learned that Deep Thinker was really upset. His kindergarten class has a brief circle time when children can bring things to show their classmates. So, Deep Thinker […]

My Little Butterfly

Today in Rowdy Rebel’s preschool, the kids made these huge paper butterfly wings. They cut them out of paper, let the children color designs on them, and taped them to their backs. My son’s were so big, the wings are easily visible from all views. When I put him in the stroller to walk home, […]

Rowdy Rebel “Want Break Eggs”

We were having a nice evening at home. The boys were playing quietly, Deep Thinker (age 5) in their bedroom and Rowdy Rebel (age 2) in the living room. I was cleaning up in our room. Deep Thinker is always quiet, so I really wasn’t too worried about the silence in their room. But when […]

Rowdy Rebel “Want Break Eggs” Follow-up

People, it wasn’t enough to splatter eggs all over my living room. The next day, my husband was using his computer in the kitchen (which is basically part of the living room). Rowdy Rebel was playing right behind him. My husband noticed an odd silence and turned to check on Rowdy. He had taken the […]

Dirty Bathroom Lesson Learned

It is amazing to watch my young son learn from his father’s words, but also by following his example. My husband uses many ways to teach my older son new concepts. When explaining a process, he draws pictures. To show the kids how to do things like use a new toy, he uses demonstrations. To […]

Tear-jerking Generosity

This little story made me cry. I was walking my kindergartner home from school. As usual, I asked him how his day went, who he sat with at lunch, and who he played with at recess. He said, “I didn’t play with anyone at recess.” I asked why, and he explained that he waited in […]

Ready for Reading Glasses and Phone Calls

Rowdy Rebel was out like a light at 8:30 pm. After I got him in bed, I went back in to my room to check on Deep Thinker. Deep Thinker was wearing my reading glasses. He explained that he needed them to finish drawing his picture. He has a little Power Rangers transformer toy that […]

Deep Thinker’s "Smarts"

Deep Thinker was asking me if King Kong was gentle with people, and I explained that wild animals may seem gentle sometimes. I added that we should stay away from them, because we just never know what they’ll do next. So, my son kept asking me to explain more about wild animals. We ended up […]