Monthly Archives: August 2010

Toddler Logic

As adults, we’ve learned to ignore the crucial, tiny conversations our mind has with itself over every decision we make throughout the day. Most of the scenarios our unconscious goes through are unlikely, many don’t make sense, and in almost all of them the protests our mind quickly comes up with and discards can and will be ignored for the greater goal. This process becomes so quick, in fact, that we no longer register it. We begin to assume that making as decision is a simple one-step process. Until, that is, we become parents. Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 2

Dulce is going to be an executive when she grows up:
Natalina is going to be a plumber: Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 2

Problem: Sometimes your new shoes really need to go potty.

Solution: Don’t ever leave the room during potty training time. Alternately, wear only flip-flops for the next three years.
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A Lesson in Leaving

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to tell a toddler that it’s time to leave a great new place where they are having fun, but it’s not easy. Compound that with forcing them back into their stroller, and, well, it just doesn’t go over well. This particular time, it went over screamingly badly, in fact. Continue reading

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Potty Palindrome

Toddlers are gross. As parents, we tend to forget that this statement applies even to our little ones, especially if they have, thus far, avoided certain disgusting behaviors that we’ve heard others complain about. At least, I know I do. We say, “oh, you poor thing!” We think, my baby would never do something so base, thank goodness. But the joke is usually on us. Continue reading

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Mall Madness

We all say kids will be kids, but after visiting that Playland, I’m forced to wonder are we simply allowing a child’s nature space to run free in places like that, or are we introducing behavior that might otherwise have been alien to them? Are we, perhaps, encouraging mob mentality in our youth before they are old enough even to process cause and effect? Is the solution actually the problem? Continue reading

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Baby Fat

Did you know that Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome is an actual medical condition? The syndrome is also named for the sufferer’s similarity in appearance to the Michelin Man, but it has nothing to do with obesity. It’s a rare skin condition where babies are born with folding skin and scarred tissue. Continue reading

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Baby is a Four-letter Word

The best way to deal with an issue like swearing, I think, is to attack it from its source. Many times, a person will swear out of anger, or frustration, or fear. Perhaps, then, the easiest way to overcome the habit is to change the emotions surrounding it. Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 1

My twins rock out to They Might Be Giants, careful not to move from their potties. Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 1

If your toddler wants more juice, water, milk – whatever liquid – and the cup is still 2/3 full or more, your toddler is not going to accept that he or she still has enough juice, water, milk – whatever liquid – in the cup. Continue reading

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