Time Out!

If a one-year-old gets one minute time-outs, a two-year-old gets two minutes, and a three-year-old three minutes (and so on), it stands to reason that a 30-year-old should get 3o minutes for each time out. Am barricading myself in my bedroom now. She’s out there, though. “Mommy!” … “Mommy?” … “Mommmeeeeeeeee!” 30 minutes. I’d rather … Continue reading

Dollhouse

Z’s birthday is this Sunday, so I’ve been working on a secret project. This is a dollhouse my grandmother made for me when I was a kid. After a few years in our (now rat-free!) garage, it was filthy and needed a facelift. Before: After: When she’s older I’ll tell her how I slaved over … Continue reading

Portrait of the Toddler as a Young Artist

She’s not so much a “toddler” as a “careener,” but that’s a blog post for another day. “One feather…two feathers…but he can’t fly,” she says as she deftly moves the dry erase marker across her white board. Our artist today is creating a penguin, which should be readily evident to all who view it. Examine, … Continue reading

Reverse Placebo Band-Aid Drama

Z’s a happy child. She laughs, tells jokes, loves it when I hide behind a corner and scare the pants off her when she least expects it (this runs in my family). She also tends toward the melodramatic (this also runs in my family. Fine. Just me. Shut up before I go cry myself to … Continue reading

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