Monday, December 31, 2012
When I was a kid my parents always had a platter of crackers with meat and cheese and sparkling grape juice. My sisters and I would take turns "serving" everyone, as if we were at a fancy party. Maybe I will run to the store this afternoon and pick some stuff up to pass down the tradition.
Thanks to YouTube we can even watch a video of the ball dropping from a past year. This way she won't have to miss out on it entirely. There is no way she is staying up late enough to watch the real deal.
This afternoon we can make party hats and noise makers.
I will teach her: What makes a year? What is a resolution? And why do we make them?
(Confession: I think New Year's resolutions are a bunch of B.S. Maybe that's because I have never been able to keep one (I know I'm not alone here). I have just never liked the idea of making promises to myself just to break them a month or so later).
I suppose it wouldn't hurt to come up with something. After all, I'm going to be explaining to her that everyone has room for improvement. Goals to work towards. There should be no reason I can't make a promise to her to better myself in some way. Let her hold me accountable.
Now to come up with a realistic resolution...
If you are looking for a book you can read your preschooler/kindergartener on the subject, Amazon.com has a digital copy Barn Yard Betty's First Ever New Year's Resolution by Claire Wynne as low as free with Amazon Prime.
Friday, December 28, 2012
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Despite having played with Barbies myself as a young girl I never really wanted Monster to have any. I didn't want her growing up thinking that's what women were supposed look like. I figured there were plenty of other toys that would be, well, better, and she would be perfectly happy without them. Fast forward to present. She see previews for Barbie movies on some her her other DVD's and begs to watch them. I cave. She loves these movies and while I would not go so far as to say I like them, I don't hate them. She could be watching worse. She has also been gifted a few Barbie dolls since her birthday this summer and started taking interest in actually playing with them. Today she talked me into playing Barbies with her. My confession: I had a blast. Our Barbies went to the park, on a tractor ride, they ate ice cream, and watched the fireworks. It brought back so many memories from my own childhood. Who would have thought that playing with Barbies would end up being such a special bonding time for her and I?
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Monday, December 3, 2012
The other day my family and I loaded up the truck and took off on a seven hour road trip to visit family. We stopped at a Subway along the way to (obviously) get a bite to eat and change Alien. I head to the ladies room and surprise: no changing table. There is next to no room to change him in the truck not to mention it is freezing outside so I had to change him on my lap while sitting on the toilet. Next we get our food and head to table. I go to grab a highchair but the label states not to use with children under 2 and really it was more of a booster seat than anything. So I have to eat my meal with him on my lap. Not that I don't love holding my squishy but I prefer not to spill food on his head. Not a very family friendly place. So that's my rant...
What do you just love about traveling with children?