I Dig Baby Talk

I originally published this last year around the same time, and it's amazing how my son's vocabulary has changed. He's three now, and there are no more "mogatoos" or "z cups." But there are "super herioes" and I'm not correcting that one just yet. It's what he calls The Incredibles. It rhymes with Cheerios and is … Continue reading I Dig Baby Talk

Talking to Kids – Beyond Baby Talk

In yet another installment of "I was wrong about everything," today it's about the way we talk to children. Before kids I didn't understand the difference. I was like "Hi, small child. How's the weather? OK, now go away." But now, I put a little enthusiasm in my voice and enunciate, ask questions about their … Continue reading Talking to Kids – Beyond Baby Talk

Mommy Has a Potty Mouth

Yesterday while driving a car cut me off and I yelled "Shit!" Immediately from the backseat I hear "Shit! Shit! Mommy Shit!" Shouted with great enthusiasm. Silently, I think: Shit. Shit. Shit. Now I'm perplexed. What AM I supposed to yell if "shit" is off the table, along with all its other 4 letter cousins? … Continue reading Mommy Has a Potty Mouth