He's Clearly on a Mission
I’m back. The boy got to the netbook while I was warming his bottle. In just under a minute he got to it, disabled the internet, flipped the display upside down and smashed off two of the keys. via Dudeguy a half-hour after he suddenly disappeared from our gchat
Teething Playing with tags Rolling Watching Seinfeld and Drag Race upside down Hitting everything with Sophie Stalking the cats Gnawing on mommy’s face
vanishingvanz asked: Is it funny that I found you via a reblog and remembering that you use the term "dudeguy"? I at least think it is.
I had to have a conversation with Dudeguy about whether or not we would have to explain to our son why it was a bad idea to run in city streets. I told him we most definitely had to. I took it for granted. He was aghast. Black Snob wrote a moving piece about Trayvon Martin. And I suddenly realized the gravity of the conversation I had with Dudeguy. I suddenly realized that I cannot...
Book Club: Bringing Up Bebe
I recently finished Bringing Up Bebe and I really liked it. There has been a lot of internet musing that the author is bashing American/English parenting styles, but I don’t think this is so. If anything, it’s an interesting study on how cultural differences play into how we raise our children. If you haven’t read it, give it a chance. I’m still heavily against reading...
The Way of Peaceful Parenting →
GREAT blog entry by Leo Babatua, master of all things simple and zen and stuff. This part really struck me: Model the behavior you want your child to learn. Don’t yell at the child because he was screaming. Don’t get angry at a child for losing his temper. Don’t get mad at a kid who wants to play video games all the time if you’re always on your laptop. Be calm, smile, be kind, go outdoors and...
SHOW ME YOUR FACE, BABY! →
I loved this article at xojane.com…because people should care exceedingly about my baby.
Henry, age 8 (AKA: Kids born in the 2000's)
Henry: Is there something wrong with the phone? I've called this number before and it works, but now it just goes "BUUH BUUH BUUH BUUH" when I dial.
Me: That means it's busy.
Henry: What do you mean?
When HK was born, I had the grand idea that I would do a monthly post on where I am, where he is, and general milestones for the month. Clearly, that hasn’t happened. But! We can start now and hope for the best (the best being semi-regularity). So…at 7 months… I: am still sporting my linea nigra (belly line). It’s faint, but I really want that gone. have a belly...
When is the last time he had a bath?! He smells like a wet dog.– Don’t ever tell my baby I said this. EVER.
the bad thing about having the baby in the bed
When someone gets sick, EVERYONE gets sick. And believe me, there are few sights sadder than two grown folks and a baby battling congestion, coughing, and sleepless nights. It’s awful. Just awful.