Tag Archives: communication

What They Are Saying at Almost 4.5

I do a words and phrases list every now and again to track cute things that will soon vanish from my auditory life forever. The girls are speaking more and more clearly now, though they insist on certain pronunciations more … Continue reading

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Cookies and Communication

This morning, my girls were discussing the cookie-making we’re going to do this afternoon. Dulce wants to make chocolate chip cookies. Natalina wants to make sprinkled cookies. We’re making peanut butter cookies…because I’m the mom and I don’t care what … Continue reading

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Words and Phrases

Now that we’ve hit four, the language is beginning to even out quite a bit. My girls are using complex phrasing and doing their darndest to keep up with the adults when it comes to chit chat. Here are a … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 103: It’s Okay to Say Okay

Problem: Your kids move slowly and are incredibly easily distracted. You could be taking them to the most fun place on Earth and just before you leave, they’d want to play one more game, or splash in a puddle or … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 90: Go Second

Problem: I don’t know if this is a twin thing or not, but in this house, going second is the ultimate punishment. It is a slight to character, an insult to humanity. And the girls have quickly realized that if … Continue reading

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What They Say at Three and a Half

Our language here is ever-expanding, and I try to list out some of the funnier or more precious sayings and mispronounciations. Of course, I can never remember them all. I can say that at 3.5, the girls still have a … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 84: Make Them Acknowledge You

Problem: You’re talking and talking and talking, but your kid can’t hear you. Or more accurately, your kid is blatantly ignoring you, your presence not registering on his preschooler radar. I’ve written about this here, because it’s a big deal around … Continue reading

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Like Humans Do

At three and a half, my kids are experimenting with the frivolities of human life. They are moving beyond a grasp of vocabulary and simple sentence structure. They’ve got subject, verb, object. Now that they can order me around, ask multiple questions … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

I used to do posts outlining what the girls were saying as they grew up and started grasping the language. Now that they’re three and a half, it’s not what they say butwhat they say, if you know what I mean. … Continue reading

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The Alternate Dimension of the SAHM

It’s 8 a.m., and I’m telling my girls that they can switch jackets after lunch if they hate the ones they’re wearing so much. I’m arguing with them over who changed out of their nighties first yesterday and whose turn … Continue reading

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