Category Archives: Talking

The Secret

I’m driving Raines to school.  I do this most of the time….but a few times a month Mike will drive him.  Which is nice.  But anyway, we’re driving along, and Raines looks up from his carseat and remarks, “Oh!  This … Continue reading

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Dad: 0, Mom: 2

I’m two for two.  Both Raines and Pax’s first words were “mom”.  Or, in Raines’ case, “mum” as in “mum mum mum mum mum” and in Pax’s case, “mahm” or “mahm mahm MA MA MA MA MA” depending if I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Pax - 1 Year, Talking | 2 Comments

Reasons Why I Love Co-Sleeping #548

We’ve been having a few rough nights, since both boys (and I) are all sick.  Mike has been sleeping with Raines, in his room, just to keep the insanity levels down.  So it’s been me and lil’ P all night. … Continue reading

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From the mouth of Raines….

Before I forget, here are a few of my favorite Raines phrases from the last several months.  Sadly, he’s already grown out of some of them (like “slowy motion“).  Sob. On his older Hot Wheels cars….. [disgustedly]  “They go slowy … Continue reading

Posted in Raines - 3 Years, Super-Heros, Talking | 2 Comments

My Hero….

Mike has been gone for two of the last three weeks.  Thankfully, his trips haven’t been consecutive.  It was all fairly intimidating:  new town, new apartment, two kids, no friends, all alone.  Scary.  But….we’re working things out.  Raines has been … Continue reading

Posted in Raines - 3 Years, Super-Heros, Talking | 1 Comment

So Mad He Could Spit

You know those little stages they go through?  The ones that are so fleeting that if you don’t capture it “rightNOWrightNOWrightNOW” (as R used to say)…it’s gone? I got it.  Pax’s new trick.  He busts it out whenever he gets … Continue reading

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Is this the most annoying conversation in the world? Yes. Yes, it is.

I get that three year-olds whine.  And talk in their own language.  And fake laugh.  And stick out their bums and chant, “BUMMY BUMMY BUMMY BUM”.  Which I’d really like to blame on the other kids in daycare…so it’s too … Continue reading

Posted in Raines - 3 Years, Talking | 4 Comments

The Things He Says…

I swear, he just gets more fun.  He is so verbal, and getting a little hint of what is going on inside that 2 year old mind is, at times, frightening “Don’t die, Mum.” WHAT??  or hysterical.   Read on…. … Continue reading

Posted in Raines - 2 Years, Talking | 1 Comment

Why My Mom Finds Me Funnier Than Anyone Else Does…

The lights are out.  Raines and I are snuggling in bed.  I sneeze.  In the semi-darkness, I can see Raines put his finger up to his lips, very seriously. “Shh!” he says.  Then smirks. I start giggling.  I feel like … Continue reading

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A Lover, A Flirt, and a Darn Good Foot Rub

One of the most unexpected joys of parenthood is seeing your child learn how to love.  It starts small, really.  At first, it’s nothing more than a gut feeling – they way your baby looks at you, eyes shining with … Continue reading

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