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The Automatic No

One of the things I find hardest about parenting an (almost) three-year-old and a five-year-old is the never-ending litany of requests that I get from the kids. It seems to go on and on from sunup to sundown. B.G. will ask for juice, I’ll get up to get it and pour it into a red cup. As …

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Game Night

  

I love playing board games. Since Hubby is generally less than enthusiastic about this pastime, I’m thrilled that B.G. is now able to handle games that are a bit more complicated than Candyland. I’m hoping to pass on my love of board games to her, and groom a formidable opponent in the process! She’s getting really good at checkers, Guess Who? and Chutes …

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Potty Wars

When B.G. was 18 months old, she witnessed an older child using the “big” toilet with the help of a potty ring. She immediately demanded that we put her on the big toilet too. I wish I could say that she was potty trained from that moment on, but that would be a lie. :) Over the next year she …

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The best things in life are free…and close to home!

We’ve had a crazy, busy, terrific summer. (I realize that the crazy and busy parts are mostly due to my inability to sit still, and to my inability to say no – I’m working on both!) Things did slow down a bit at one point, and I was looking for something to do with B.G. that was simple …

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My little man gets a suit!

My brother got married this month (congrats, newlyweds!), and it was a pretty posh affair. B.G. was a flower girl and wore this beautiful Alfred Angelo dress in off-white with pink trim. My new sister-in-law has terrific taste and picked out the dress, so I only had to worry about B.G.’s shoes. I did, however, have to worry about the rest of us! Bonhomme …

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And now, a short musical interlude brought to you by Chamberfest

Last Thursday did not start out well.

Hubby is taking an online summer course and had a deadline Thursday evening, so he was on edge from the moment he woke up Thursday morning. B.G. was completely out of sorts after having spent an extra-long weekend with grandma (getting spoiled rotten) and then spending a few days in Montreal with me, visiting my sister. She was whiny and …

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So I May Have Overreacted…

I was at the park with B.G. and Bonhomme the other day, pushing Bonhomme on a swing and watching B.G. as she flitted about from the swings, to the slide, to the play structure, and back again. She was about to lift her bum onto a swing when a boy who appeared to be about her age ran by …

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Can you tell me how to get…how to get to Sesame Street?

I had the most interesting conversation with B.G. in the car the other day. We had just bought a few desperately needed pieces of clothing for her, and I’d asked her if she would try on her new clothes at home so we could make sure it all fit. She agreed, and told me …

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