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Toddler Tricks – 100: Use the Library

Problem: It’s summer time and it’s hot and you don’t have $35 to blow on the movies, or rollerskating, or bowling, or whatever fun-filled, spend-all-your-wages-here, activities advertised by businesses. You’re all pooled out, and the park is like a desert. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Parents Checking Out Library DVDs

Dear PCOLDVDs, Is it really necessary to run a chainsaw over the discs before returning them to the library? I mean, I get it. I have two three-year-old girls. Things happen. Sometimes a scratch is inevitable. But even if there … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Letter of Explanation

Dear Library Patron, The other day, as you may recall, my toddlers and I had what I consider to be a very successful trip to the library.  I understand you do not agree.  I know you are far removed from … Continue reading

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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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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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