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Twinkle, Twinle, Little Fingers

When I was younger, my mom started me taking piano lessons. She did it simply because she took piano when she was younger — hey, she even played organ in her church for awhile! — and when I was in fifth or sixth grade, she started me with lessons. The nice thing was that she could read music, so she could help me with practicing. I actually stuck with it…

Oops

Little Miss turns three on August 1. You remember the jokes about how the second child ends up with the short end of the stick? Hand me down clothes instead of new…. No baby classes…. Being carted around in the stroller during naptime to follow the older siblings’ schedules…. Little Miss was lucky. She had none of this. Since her older sibling is a boy, the only hand me downs…

There Are No Secrets Here

Yesterday, my husband and I took the wee ones to the club after naptime to go swimming for awhile. The wee ones voted to take my car, which meant I drove. As we approached the third turn of the trip (and took it), the following conversation ensued: Little Miss: Don’t miss the turn.Me: Do you think I don’t know where I’m going?Little Miss: No.Me: Do you guys think I’d miss…

How Did I Get Here?

I got an email today from someone who had read my profile and was interested in understanding how I managed to have a part time position. I started to respond via email but realized it was a really long answer, so I gave her the short version. Instead, you lovely readers get the full story. Here’s the history. Two plus years ago, I was a relationship manager for the same…

Anyone Hungry?

This morning, I went to wake up Little Miss. She was sleeping fairly late, and it was time for us to get going. As I walked into her room, I saw this: She obviously wasn’t sleeping, but wonderful little girl that she is, she decided that staying in her bed and in her room quietly playing was a better alternative than whining or running out of her room. Actually, neither…

So They DO Listen

As we work on potty training, there are several rules that I’m trying to teach the wee ones. 1) Make sure you use a clean public bathroom2) Don’t let your clothes touch the floor in a public bathroom.3) Before sitting down on a public bathroom toilet, use toilet paper to clean the seat as best you can.4) ALWAYS wash your hands when you’ve gone to the bathroom.5) Use soap when…

Toss That Stain Stick!

My whole family went out to eat Sunday morning. We had a lovely brunch. Little Miss of course decided that she wanted the chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream. Oh yeah, and that she wanted to eat them by herself. Fortunately, she did allow us to cut them for her. She really liked them. In fact, any little bit that dropped off her fork was immediately popped into her mouth…

My Big Little Girl!

With Little Miss officially potty trained (knock on wood, cross my fingers, spin in a circle), it’s time to finally rearrange her furniture and decorate her room like a big girl. The first thing my mom and I did was hang up the cute little hooks that I got at Target ohhh about three years ago now. Little Miss immediately decided to hang her pjs on the hooks. As long…

Don’t Send A Man To Do A Mommy’s Job

Mister Man is doing summer school via his preschool, which means his routine so far this summer has been pretty much the same as it has been for the last nine months. The exception is that instead of me getting him ready and on the bus every day, I’ve left those duties – for the most part – to my husband. Instead I’ve been working or catching up on some…

Thanks, Mom

Last week one day, Little Miss inexplicably broke out into hysterics while we were driving down the road on the way home. This is a girl who I call my “Teflon Baby” because she does something that would cause any other child to melt into a slobbering pile of cry simply bounces up and keeps going. I actually worry that she’s going to seriously injure herself one day and that…