We do our best to keep our kids active and entertained, which usually includes lots of book reading, doll playing and — gulp — PJ Masks on the iPad. I’m sorry. There’s only so much Disney Junior I can take.
Thankfully we live in a neighborhood with a ton of kids Brooke’s age and they all play together as well as any group of toddlers can be expected to play together. For Brooke’s birthday, she got a “Stepping Stone kit like this one that turned out to be
I’ve got a topic to talk about and I’m curious how you feel. To do lists. Do you love them or loathe them?
“Have kids,” they say. “They’re amazing,” they say. What they also tell you that’s dang true is that your kids will never let you figure them out. Just when you think you’re #winning in the parenting department, they’ll throw another curve ball.
Last week, I was gone for a 3-day business trip and several people kindly asked me how I was doing “being away from the baby” and toddler, and I’m sure my answer shocked them.
Not too long ago, we were at a neighbor’s house and I hear a song coming from the bathroom.
A minute later and my daughter comes running and yelling how she washed her hands “all by myself.”
Brooke and I have a tendency to make up songs about doing everyday things. Most of them are flat out weird, but they do make us laugh.
Here’s one of our favorites that helped her during potty training:
Hey, mamas. Talk to me about your morning routine. It seems that no matter what we try to do, getting out the door every morning with a toddler (and baby) in tow is a complete sh*t show.
Now I completely understand why a radio commercial (I forget the brand) asked, “Have you had a morning before your morning?” Yes. Oh my god, yes. I get it now.
Phew! The anxiety of returning to work is finally over.
While I’m in disbelief at how quickly my maternity leave came and went, I’m so relieved that our little man was flashing his double dimps at all the ladies at “school” today.
Receiving pics like these made my first day back immensely more enjoyable.