My kids look forward to these times, and I do too. These are the times where the kids open up more about their feelings and what is going on in their lives. Crankles does not do this so much yet, but she is little. It helps you continually bond with your kids and let them know they are special even when sometimes it does not seem like it when a million things are happening at home. As our kids get older, it is our chance to connect or re-connect, to be completely focused on them.
While toddlerhood can be frustrating at times for parents and toddlers alike, it really is a magical time where they are really exploring the world around them.
I captured this photo a few weeks ago while we were visiting a friend. She has a little dog, and Miss Crankles is intrigued by the dog, but at the same time, she is very afraid to get close to him. Bubby noticed that she was afraid, so he excused himself from his friend to… Continue reading What Melts My Heart!
(Figured it is also time to bring back Wordful Wednesday...Besides, I take way too many pictures to keep them to myself.) Why yes, this is a My Little Pony eating a bowl of Cheerios. Why is her head buried in the bowl? Well apparently, Miss Crankles (the Toddler formerly known as Sweet Pea) decided that… Continue reading Toddler Logic
I sat and watched my almost 12 year old and my baby at the playground today. Where did the time go? Wasn't he just a baby yesterday? I feel like I blinked and suddenly ended up with a child who will be a teenager next year. I watch the two together. I see Sweetpea make… Continue reading In the Blink of An Eye
The other day I was in a lousy mood, so my oldest daughter made me a note on the chalkboard to cheer me up! I know things aren't spelled correctly, but I thought it was so sweet that she wanted to make me smile! What sweet things have your children done this week?
Sometimes I forgot how fast the time flies, but it really does. I don't want to get old and realize I missed these precious moments. Instead, I am going to sit and cuddle with my sweet girl for a while and try to remember why I was mad at her today, which she has effectively made me forget.
Why it's important to be gentle to ourselves and realize we don't have to be Supermom
Last month, my son was grounded, and I took his electronics away. No I-Pod, no video games, no tv, no computer, nothing! We have always had limits on how long the kids could play on the computer, the tablet, and gaming devices. However, when he was completely barred from them, I noticed a big change… Continue reading Technology Overload
Sissy wanted to be a pirate for the day! Luckily, she didn't make me walk the plank!