From Bedlam to Bliss and Back Again: Anything Can Happen With Kids

On Saturday morning, my husband left to do a quick errand. When he walked out the door, all was bliss. The boys and I were doing an impromptu sticker project at the kitchen table, and I was trying to pull breakfast together. But when he returned 20 minutes later, all was bedlam. My three-and-a-half-year-old was lying placidly on top of the kitchen table, looking into the living room, where Baby Brother and I were both sitting on the couch, bawling our heads off....more
 @edavis Honestly, never a dull moment!!!! :) more

Our Children Are Listening

Today when I picked up my three-and-a-half-year-old son from preschool, his teacher told me this story: Apparently my son and one of his best buds, Luke, found themselves together this morning in the class bathroom, which consists of two childsize potties that sit side by side. My son was dutifully sitting on one potty, and Luke was on the other. I guess they were chatting together, and the subject of poops came up, as it is wont to do in that situation. The teacher overheard Luke say that he was having trouble getting his poop out. The teacher said that my son leaned over and said to Luke authoritatively, “Luke, you need fiber! That’s what you need! Fiber!”...more
 @SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks, as always, for your thoughtful, sweet comment. Take care! Mindy more

Our Children Are Listening

Today when I picked up my three-and-a-half-year-old son from preschool, his teacher told me this story: Apparently my son and one of his best buds, Luke, found themselves together this morning in the class bathroom, which consists of two childsize potties that sit side by side. My son was dutifully sitting on one potty, and Luke was on the other. I guess they were chatting together, and the subject of poops came up, as it is wont to do in that situation. The teacher overheard Luke say that he was having trouble getting his poop out. The teacher said that my son leaned over and said to Luke authoritatively, “Luke, you need fiber! That’s what you need! Fiber!”...more
 @nikonMom Definitely!! I can't believe how much we talk about poop. And lately, he's been in a ... more

Our Children Are Listening

Today when I picked up my three-and-a-half-year-old son from preschool, his teacher told me this story: Apparently my son and one of his best buds, Luke, found themselves together this morning in the class bathroom, which consists of two childsize potties that sit side by side. My son was dutifully sitting on one potty, and Luke was on the other. I guess they were chatting together, and the subject of poops came up, as it is wont to do in that situation. The teacher overheard Luke say that he was having trouble getting his poop out. The teacher said that my son leaned over and said to Luke authoritatively, “Luke, you need fiber! That’s what you need! Fiber!”...more
 @Kraken Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it and that you can relate! more

Our Children Are Listening

Today when I picked up my three-and-a-half-year-old son from preschool, his teacher told me this story: Apparently my son and one of his best buds, Luke, found themselves together this morning in the class bathroom, which consists of two childsize potties that sit side by side. My son was dutifully sitting on one potty, and Luke was on the other. I guess they were chatting together, and the subject of poops came up, as it is wont to do in that situation. The teacher overheard Luke say that he was having trouble getting his poop out. The teacher said that my son leaned over and said to Luke authoritatively, “Luke, you need fiber! That’s what you need! Fiber!”...more
 @edavis Yes, wonderful if I'm saying the right things! I am trying! :) more

My Son Copes with His Best Friend's Big Move

Last week, my three-and-a-half-year-old and I were drawing a picture together. “Who’s this for?” I asked him as we added a few more stickers (you can never have enough stickers). “It’s for Emily,” he said matter-of-factly, “because I miss her.”...more
 @JourneyofLife I know, it's so sad!! It really just breaks my heart, but I know it will get ... more

My Son Copes with His Best Friend's Big Move

Last week, my three-and-a-half-year-old and I were drawing a picture together. “Who’s this for?” I asked him as we added a few more stickers (you can never have enough stickers). “It’s for Emily,” he said matter-of-factly, “because I miss her.”...more
 @edavis Aww, thank you Elise :) more

My Son Copes with His Best Friend's Big Move

Last week, my three-and-a-half-year-old and I were drawing a picture together. “Who’s this for?” I asked him as we added a few more stickers (you can never have enough stickers). “It’s for Emily,” he said matter-of-factly, “because I miss her.”...more
 @SunbonnetSmart.com Hi Robin! I'm so glad you enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing! :) more

Clothes Call: I just can't give some of them away

Since my baby is not really a baby anymore, and since it’s very unlikely that my husband and I will have any more babies in the near future, I’ve started cleaning out some of our baby paraphernalia. It hasn’t been easy. There are so many memories attached to so many of those sweet baby things. It’s been hard to part with the tiny toys, teething rings and blankets. But the hardest thing to part with has been the clothes....more
 @edavis You're so creative. PIllow? What a great idea... I'd love to do that. It definitely is ... more

Clothes Call: I just can't give some of them away

Since my baby is not really a baby anymore, and since it’s very unlikely that my husband and I will have any more babies in the near future, I’ve started cleaning out some of our baby paraphernalia. It hasn’t been easy. There are so many memories attached to so many of those sweet baby things. It’s been hard to part with the tiny toys, teething rings and blankets. But the hardest thing to part with has been the clothes....more
 @rachelhardy123 Oh, I love that plan!! I'll definitely keep that in mind.... Thanks for sharing :) more