Kids ... Teach Your Parents Well

Friday, February 24, 2006

Losing Justin ...

Each time I pick up my 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter from their respective classrooms at preschool, chaos fills the air, seeping into every orifice of my head. I retrieve my youngest first and she always likes to walk by herself to go with me to get her older brother. She operatically... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

My 4-year-old Smokehound

My 4-year-old little boy gets very curious when I smoke cigarettes. Don't think that I smoke in front of him, because I don't. I go outside on our front porch. But he still seems to find me, somehow, someway. Justin is playing upstairs with his toys or watching a little boob tube, yet he still finds... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Passing With Flying Colors

My 2-year-old little girl sat in her car seat on the way home from preschool eating the M&M snack I brought for her that day. To my surprise, she pulled each candy from the bag and recited its color. "Yellow!" she squealed with delight. Munch, munch, munch. "Very good, Devyn. Very good!" I cheered... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

A Comment-ary on Meringue's Question "Why have kids of your own?"

A popular myth regarding childbearing airs a belief that people who procreate are selfless, thus implying that people who have no desire for children of their own are selfish. One of the definitions of "myth" is "a false belief." How true for the preceding paragraph. I decided to have children to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Rain, rain ... go away ... Come again another day.

My almost 2-year-old little girl has got to be the happiest, easiest-going, most independent child I have ever seen. And she has been that way since she was born. At birth, she burst onto the scene, face-first, after an hour-and-a-half labor. (Not enough time to give me any drugs... but I sure did... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Feeling Crabby? Go Get a Haircut

My 3, soon to be 4-year-old son, Justin, behaved so obstinately this morning as we readied ourselves to go to The Hair Cuttery for his haircut, that I dressed him in his Maryland's "Don't Bother Me... I'm Crabby!" t-shirt. "I don't want a haircut, Mom!" he half-whined, half-yelled. "But you'll be... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

I'm so Tired, so Why am I Still Awake?

It is 10:00 p.m. here in Maryland on a Thursday night. My children, ages 4 and 2, sleep peacefully. Since 9:00, they have been zonked out. I wonder why I am not joining them. Maybe it's because the dishes are piled high in the sink, our personal income tax return has not yet been completed (but we... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Monogamy at an Early Age?

During a recent trip to visit my parents, we ran out of training pants for my 3-year-old little boy. So, my father offered to go to CVS to buy some more. Very nice of him. Well, he came back with a pink package filled with training pants featuring pictures of princesses on the front of them. Oh,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

"Night Court" Hot Dog Scene Revisited

I admonish my 1 1/2-year-old daughter for throwing things in the car (and anywhere else, for that matter). I sound like the Barracuda song playing on one of my Heart cds as we travel the bumpy country roads to her toddler care program. "No throwing, Devyn. No throwing. No throwing, please." I decide... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 3, 2005

How my one-year-old gets my 3-year-old to eat

My 3-year-old son is extremely independent these days. His favorite phrase is "I don't want that." His favorite word is "No." And I will tell you, he never seems too interested in any of the meals I place before him -- breakfast, lunch or dinner. "I don't want that," he says. "Well, that's what... Sign in to see full entry.

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