Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have not abandoned you...

I am sick. Really sick. Husband and Viking Toddler already had it and got over it a few days ago. I haven't stopped writing. But let's wait until I can see the computer screen a little better, OK?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Parentation part III

Philosopher Child just turned 6! He's growing so fast and I have no idea when he became so tall. But of course, this doesn't stop his questions.

On the way to school the other day, we saw a dog.

"Mommy, how do dog babies come out of the mommy?" he asked.

"Same way that people come out of their mommies," I replied.

"Oh. So, they come out of their butt?"


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Parentation Part II

Parentation: noun. A misunderstanding between parent and child.

There is a commercial that plays on PBS that says, "Everyday moments can become teaching moments." I do believe that to be true. When Philosopher Child was tiny and would ask for milk, I would say, "Milk starts with the letter 'M.' M says 'mmm.' It starts words like 'mommy' and 'monster'..."

One day I realized Viking Toddler didn't know his animal sounds. I thought I could teach him this in the same way I taught Philosopher Child the letter "M."

"Can I have milk?" he said.

"Sure. Milk comes from..."


"And cows say..."


Pretty simple. He's down with the mooing. So I tried to dabble in letters.

"Can I have milk?"

"Sure. Milk starts with the letter..."


Ok. We'll work on that.