Sammy ran over and climbed on the furniture. I told him to get down. He didn't listen. I started counting, "One....two...." and Sammy jumped down, shouting, "I'm coming! I'm coming! I changed my mind!"
I don't think I've ever made it to the count of 3. For some reason, he is sore afraid of the countdown and I have no regrets about exploiting that fear for the time being.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Yesterday at the supper table, I had my first s-e-x talk with Sammy. After a discussion about belly buttons and umbilical cords, he brought up one of Grandma's ponies, the one who's expecting a baby this spring. "How will that baby come out?" he wondered aloud. I explained in rudimentary terms, but I could see the gears turning in his head so I knew that wasn't the end of it. I was expecting the "How did that baby get in there?" question, but he threw me a softball question: "Do I have a baby in my tummy?" And then a few minutes later, "What are nipples for?"
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Today was the kids' first day back at daycare, after a two-month hiatus. I knew Sammy would be ecstatic to be back. The entire time he was home with Dad, he would randomly mention how much he missed his daycare friends, and ever since we've told him he was going back he's been chattering about all the things he needed to tell his teacher about, including: Johnny the hamster, potty-training, Chuck E. Cheese visits, and various Lego masterpieces. Natalie, on the other hand - I wasn't sure what to expect from her. She had just moved into the toddler room a week or two before their daycare break, so it was still pretty new to her. She also inherited my introverted personality and is happy to hang out at home. So I was surprised when 1) Ron told me she didn't even look back at him when he dropped her off, and 2) her teacher told me that she had a great day and seemed really happy to be back.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
While I was trying to upload this picture, Natalie came into the office and demanded "Up". Her bottom seemed awfully warm & squishy, but I didn't smell anything. I stuck my finger in the back of her waistband and pulled it out to check the contents, a maneuver well-known to all parents, and was surprised by sticking my finger into a pile of goo that had worked its way all the way up to the top of her diaper.
Monday, March 9, 2009
helped dug their fingers into the dirt and sprinkled seeds all over the kitchen table. Now we're anxiously waiting for the first sprout to appear. Seed Sprout Watch 2009 is the biggest thing to happen in our house since we got a hamster.