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Holy Rabbit Poop, Batman!

We took the kids into the backyard on Saturday because the snow had started to dwindle and the weather was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the yard is covered in some sort of small mammal poop. Big Guy thought rabbits, but I thought maybe skunk. What does skunk poop look like? Anyway, Big Guy made a big deal [...]

The Food Allergy Goes to Preschool

I went to pick up Bug from his preschool class the other day (he was in a much better mood, thank heavens) and found him playing two other little boys in the play house area. Each of them was toting a baby around protectively. A little girl stood by watching – she, apparently, was not [...]

The Day All Parents Dread

It finally happened. I’ve been sort of dreading it, and it might actually have been worse than I imagined. That’s right, the dreaded TEMPER TANTRUM. Here’s the thing – I am generally pretty careful about maintaining a schedule for my kids. We’re home for nap pretty much every day (unless they’re at school), they go [...]

I Guess Brunch is Out

Bug had his allergy check-up this week. His blood tests for eggs were negative, but he had shown a strong skin reaction. Still, the allergist suggested that we try giving him a cookie or other baked good with eggs. I started envisioning breakfast out for pancakes (made with eggs) or waffles (made with eggs) or [...]

Sick Again?!

It seems my kids might be sick again, or maybe sick still, since they haven’t recovered from their last illnesses, yet. Ugh. When your child tells you that he “just wants to take a nap” you habe to know that something’s going on. Please, oh, please, let them get healthy and stay that way for [...]

Good Days, Bad Days

Today was a bad day. LadyBug woke up at around midnight and didn’t fall asleep until about 3. Big Guy took care of her (I do not function without enough food or sleep, in that order), but I didn’t get to sleep until 1:30 or so myself, and then woke up again when he came [...]

Birthday Month is Over

Not sure how Bug will handle the end of birthday month, but I’m glad it’s over. Too much cake (can you believe it?), too many presents (although they’re all a lot of fun) and looming thank you notes.

The Eleven Doors

Bug has excellent language skills, but he often repeats things as he hears them which is… well, through a 3-year-old filter. The alphabet song frequently turns into, “…H I J K Elmo pee…” Today we watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for the first time. He kept calling it “The Eleven Doors.” No matter [...]

Nature vs. Nurture Again

When Bug was about 11 months’ old, we walked out of the house and he pointed and said, “Car.” I don’t think we had any toy cars at the time and none of us had talked much about cars. It was the beginning of his love affair with all things vehicle-oriented. Then came LadyBug. I [...]

Ichi, Ni, San…

Bug started his karate classes today. Technically, it’s more of a pre-karate. He had a blast. I can’t wait to see him in his gi. It’s going to be super cute. Next week, I’ll have to bring LadyBug with me. I’m interested to know if she’ll want to join, too. She just might… and I [...]