It occurred to me recently that it may be not-normal to say things to my husband such as, “I understand that you are not maliciously trying to ruin my life with sippy cups, but…” This made me start thinking about bizarre things I say to the younger members of my family and thought another pop […]
Mommy is ordering an “I (heart) Sprinkles and Red Dye #5” t-shirt for herself. Anyone else want in?? If I had to guesstimate, I would say about 98% of this child-rearing gig doesn’t go down the way I originally pictured in my mind. Recent case in point: the idyllic decoration of Valentine cookies I had imagined resulted […]
We definitely have communication difficulties in this house. On average, I would say I understand approximately 15% of what my son says. A lot of “mumblemumblemumble mumble Chicken and Fries.” (Somehow no matter how vague my son’s speech is, his request for “chicken and fries” at the end of every sentence is astoundingly clear…) If […]
…wins. Sad, but true. Examples: dog barking psychotically at whomever graces our threshold–I must immediately tend to his pacification or risk upsetting the entire household (the importance of this during naptime cannot be underscored enough!); my son begging repeatedly for a juice refill results in his wish granted b/c my tolerance for gratiating noise is […]
My two year old son just pointed at my chest and told me this. Good to know. I’m not sure exactly what makes today any different than any other day, but in case you were wondering, this Mom of the Year has definitely got her boobs on today.
Funny things we say with our son make me smile. My favorite Spidel-family custom word is “coffeetea”. My son was just learning how to talk around the time I got pregnant with my second. At this point, I switched from my morning cup of coffee to drinking decaffeinated tea. I used the same mug of course, so […]
Direct shout out to my friend K for reminding me how much I wanted to write about this hot topic 🙂 Except in my house, it’s more like “Joooosss! JOOOSSSS!” The intensity and depth of my toddler’s obsession with juice is astounding to me. The entire household has been brought down countless times with ginormous […]
Our 2 yr. old son is working very hard on talking, and I think he’s doing great. At least several times a day, however, he starts to say something, we absolutely cannot figure out what he’s trying to communicate, and he gets very frustrated. Poor guy–this talking thing isn’t so easy 🙁 This morning, the […]