She studies the game pieces while quietly calculating her next move. Deftly flipping over multiple cards from the draw pile with one hand, she seizes the one she wants before they hit the table. “TWO PURPLE!” she shouts. “Let me see.” She flips up her palm, revealing a card with a giant purple square. “ONE purple,” I […]Read More Are We Wired to Win?
Brontë (pointing through the car window): Mermaid coffee! Me: Yep! That’s Starbucks and we bought their coffee earlier. Brontë: Mommy and Brontë had coffee. Me: Well, mommy had coffee and you had a strawberry smoothie. Brontë: No, COFFEE. Me: You loved the smoothie. You drained it. Brontë (outraged): NO! I NOT BABY, I HAD COFFEE! […]Read More Toddlers Demanding Coffee and English Regularity
AAAAAGH! The Basket Monster is chasing me around the house! I ran around the kitchen island in circles before dashing through the living room, the Basket Monster hot on my heels…. Just as I thought I’d lost it, I turned around to find the Basket Monster RIGHT BEHIND ME, blowing my hair back with its mighty “RAAAWWWRRR!” […]Read More The Basket Monster Strikes Again!
This morning, I found my three-year-old daughter Brontë looking at herself in my bathroom mirror. She had climbed onto the sink and was pulling her lips back to examine the inside of her mouth. Brontë (feeling her teeth and looking concerned): I need bigger teeth, mommy. Me: Bigger teeth? Brontë: Yeah, I need to see the […]Read More My Toddler Worries About Inadequate Teeth