13 things on my floor…

Ah, the life with a toddler. I’d never have imagined I could have more than 13 things on my floor that weren’t supposed to be there – pre-Lil Duck, that is. Now, I’m happy if I can count the number of things on my floor… A two-foot fire truck. Complete with 3 1/2 ft. ladder with a Weeble on top. Another Weeble (and boy do those things hurt when your foot finds them in the middle of the night…) A bunch of Cheerios – the…

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Where all the fish were Nemo….

After walking him all the way around the park, he finally got to go see NEMO….. which is the name of every fish, apparently, just like all trains are Geo. Of course, waiting in a long line, most of which was in the dim dusky dark pitch blackness, according to Lil’ Duck, wasn’t quite the way he had in mind. Of course, strollers aren’t allowed in the building and it was way past naptime, so add one tired toddler with a dimly lit, rather quiet…

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Why stickers before coffee are a bad, bad thing….

Lil’ Duck has become a dictator. From the moment his little eyes flutter open, he is full of demands… “sippy please, mama, no yucky sippys, COLD sippy milk fridge”…. “cheerios, now, in my bowl, let’s go now, mama, get up!!” This morning, in my half-awake state, I am accosted on the way to the coffee machine by the little one holding a sheet of star stickers. The same stickers that I was sure that I hid in the bottom of a very full drawer….. Tiny,…

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Oh no, Ducky!!

From the other room, I hear “Uh-oh, Ducky, oh no” and then “It’s ok, Ducky, it’s ok, I help you”. I come in to see Ducky “stuck” with one of his wings hooked around the office chair armrest, while the little guy is right there patting him and kissing him. How sweet is that, instead of yanking on him or yelling, he is consoling poor Ducky as he is stuck. It only took a second for me to free Ducky, who was then received with…

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Thirteen of Lil’ Duck’s Christmas presents

Not that I couldn’t list many more than thirteen, he is the only grandchild on three sides and makes out like a little bandit at Christmas and birthday time. However, we’ll just pick thirteen of Lil’ Duck’s Christmas presents to highlight today ;). His iDog, which he is surprisingly gentle with and really enjoys. It’s something I wouldn’t have thought to give him as I think of it as a grown-up toy, really, but he loves it and it is so cute!! He likes to…

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Where Lil’ Duck meets snow…

Lil’ Duck, unlike his parents, is not used to cold weather. He has never seen snow, never known snowballs and snowmen and skiing and sleet and all that is the joy of wintertime. Last week, we took him to a community festival, where there was some ice snow on a hill for sledding. However, there were so many people there and such a lack of being able to actually touch the snow that he really didn’t get the concept. I got a bit of icy…

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You know you’re a mom when… (part 2)

You know you’re a mom when… (part 2) You know all of the late night infomercials from all those sleepless nights. Your voice has permanently become 10 octaves higher from talking all that baby talk. You realize at dinner time that you never ate lunch or breakfast, but the baby had balanced meals all day. You used to see infomercials for Girls Gone Wild and think guys were too easily amused by them. Now you see those commercials and think, “If she ever does that,…

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You know you’re a mom when… (part 1)

You know you’re a mom when… You can tell your baby’s pooping from 20 feet away. You are in a different area of the house while your husband is playing with baby… you hear baby do that “certain” laugh, and know (without having to go and check!) that she’s throwing something you need behind the couch from where you’ll never be able to retrieve it. Your baby smells like lavender and chamomile, dressed in the most adorable new line from Gymboree, but you have no…

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