My kids are in an emotionally volatile place. Right now, because it is afternoon, but they don’t really nap anymore. Later this afternoon, because they won’t have had dinner yet. In the late evening because they ARE NOT TIRED. Tomorrow, because it will be a school day. And, just generally, because they are children. I haven’t […]
My brilliant gymnastics teammate from college, Carolyn, is a real-life actress. And I really love one of her recent comedy sketches about children as the “Literal Police.” First, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myD4w4c3qbE So, this video hit close to home because I always use hyperbole, and my kids have literally become the Literal Police at our house. […]
“Eenie, meenie, miny, moe, Catch a tiger by the . . . face! ” “Do you mean, ‘Catch a tiger by the *toe*’?” “Nope.” Go out there, friends, and catch the tiger by the face.
Small children value, trust, and appreciate parents. I can tell. Why else would they think we should get to hold their weird treasures and see and touch their disgusting trash without fear that we are judging them? Well, sometimes I am judging them. And kids over the years have handed me some ridiculous things. So, so many apple […]
Me: Ella, please come in to help set the table for dinner. Ella: I am not [Ella]. I am Queen Chila. Me: Queen Chila? Ella: Yes. I am a ruler of a far-away land. Me: I see. And what brings you to my kitchen? Ella: I am on vacation here. Vacation from all my problems. […]
I was standing in the kitchen, diligently cleaning and putting stuff away (read: eating sesame crackers out of the bag while standing in front of the fridge with the door open) when Ella came bursting in. She had been playing across the street at her friend’s house, so was out of breath from running fast […]
Fortunately, as I said, we were toward the back. And in an act of true grace, the woman immediately behind us was *actually* blind. And there was another three-year old who kept yelling loudly. I thought we could make it.
(My youngest daughter, D2, is at the wonderful age where she almost completely grasps conversational language but does not completely grasp the world. I find this a magical, hilarious time in all of our lives and try to capture her fantastic dialogue for all to enjoy.) D2, in the car, planning her future happiness. D2: Mom, […]