Sydney, 5, and I were at the park. It was unseasonably warm here in Michigan and we were playing outside. “Do you know what ‘whore’ is?” she asked me. Uh…. What? Uh…. Did she just say “whore”? She must have noticed I was stymied. “You know,” she continued. “Like ‘whore’ movies? They’re scary.” Ooooohhhhh. Horror. [Read More]
Sydney, 5, was finishing up her bath for the evening. I was in the bathroom with her. “What rhymes with brick?” she asked. Uh… YES, dear readers. My mind went ONE PLACE. Uh… “Come on,” Sydney urged. “Chick!” I exclaimed. “Nooooooo,” said Sydney. “There’s one more I’m thinking of.” Well, yeah, kid, there’s one more [Read More]
I’m working on getting my 5-year-old to dress herself. I think I’m still hovering over her because she’s my youngest. My son Will, who’s now 9, was dressing himself from age 3 1/2 on simply because I had his baby sister to attend to. But it’s time to cut the apron strings! So the other [Read More]
While at the farmer’s market this weekend, the kids and I visited a stall selling artisan soap. There were many different soaps, all handmade with essential oils (ooooooo!). We picked up 3 samples for $1. I picked one scent and each of the kids picked one for themselves. This is Sydney’s sample. It smells like [Read More]
Do you have Safety Town in your city? It’s a program here that teaches incoming Kindergarteners all about riding a school bus, crossing the street, how to dial 911, and other safety facts. It’s pretty cool. Sydney, 5, enjoyed her first full week of Safety Town and is well on her way to “graduating” at [Read More]
This is the picture that gets taken when you turn 9-years-old: And this is the picture that gets taken when you turn 9-years-old and you have a little sister: I think 9 years old is going to be a good age. After all, my 9-year-old acted maturely by: 1) letting his little sister in the [Read More]
Sydney, 5, was hanging out in my bedroom the other day while I was changing my clothes. “Will I wear a bra one day?” she asked. “Yup,” I replied. “Which day? Saturday?” Ha!