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A Daddy of Very Little Brain

May 17, 2013

Hayden has been listening to audiobooks on the iPad.  And when I say he listens to audio books, I should clarify that he only listens to the same three books over and over again.  Ramona the Pest.  Ralph S. Mouse.  And Winnie the Pooh.   I can barely tolerate the reader for Ralph, but at...
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It Is Hard To Be Brave, When You’re Only a Very Small Animal.

June 18, 2012

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” Almost twenty years ago I received a birthday card from an old friend with the cutest picture of Pooh and Piglet and this quote.  I don’t think I...
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Red Thing White Thing

May 6, 2011
Red Thing White Thing

One of Hayden’s new favorite thing is, “Tell me a story.” The story cannot be just any story.  No made up nonsense about superheros or princes. The story must be true.  As for the subject matter, he has preferences, first choice being a story about me when I was a baby.  Or a little...
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Speaking Of Boobies…

March 2, 2011

Hayden is almost three and a half, and his enthusiasm for human anatomy is growing as rapidly as he is.  Why, just the other day he felt compelled to ask me if his pediatrician had a penis.  And if the female pediatrician in the office had a vulva.  You know, just making sure.  At...
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I Needed Help Getting Over This Hump.

February 2, 2011

Last night could have been the opening sequence for that movie Sleep, Interrupted. It started with a lost lovie.  And then a cough that went on for an hour.  And then a squeaky request for water. Even after sleeping through my usual workout hour, when Hayden began chirping at seven am, I was tired. ...
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Today, I’m Giving It To You Straight

December 27, 2010

Today I am over at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff, a new blog created by Alex at Late Enough.  I am thrilled to be a part of this because I get to do something I do well- talk about products and services that didn’t meet my expectations- and those that did.  We save...
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Lose Yourself In The Grid

December 18, 2010
Lose Yourself In The Grid

I have been living in The Grid vicariously for two years.  Because my husband has been there.  In fact, he helped create it.  Designing and redesigning sequences, making the layout of the scenes seamless.  For two years.  Each movie that he works on becomes his life, as well as mine.  The long hours, the...
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Another Scary Kids’ Movie

December 17, 2010
Another Scary Kids’ Movie

I am one of those geeks who puts up the Christmas Tree the week of Thanksgiving.  It takes a lot of effort for me to put that tree up only to take it down a couple of weeks later.  The fact is, I have always loved Christmas.  The lights, all the beautiful tones of...
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Like Mother Like Son

September 11, 2010

Hayden has always loved music, and now he has found a love for creating his own.  While he prefers to be on vocals, lately he’s been giving Mommy’s drums a beating.  He’s a natural, don’t you think?  Even if he does have a short attention span.
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Oh, Please Not That One AGAIN

June 17, 2010
Oh, Please Not That One AGAIN

Each time Hayden brings out these books (which is every time I offer to read him a book, which is a minimum of twice daily), I just want to beg, “No, not again.  Can’t we read something else?”  And then I remind myself that I brought these books home.  Five days ago.  We have...
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I Want It Loud

May 13, 2010
I Want It Loud

Okay, so I feel as if I mislead you with my recent post about Hayden’s music choices, perhaps led you to believe that I he we are some sort of music snobs, which of course couldn’t be farther from the truth.  We just don’t like anything that’s lame.  And this goes for kids’ music,...
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What We’re Reading This Week

March 31, 2010
What We’re Reading This Week

Books, books, and more books.  I think Hayden reads at least twenty books a day.  Some we read aloud to him, and others he “reads” by himself.  He has a lot of books, so each one gets its time in the limelight.  These were some of his most requested books this week: The Bugliest...
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Toddler Favorites

March 26, 2010
Toddler Favorites

Taking care of a new baby requires a lot of stuff, like wipes warmers, bottles, bras, pumps, swaddles, slings, wraps, pacis, bouncers, onsesies, and the list goes on.  As baby gets older, you need fewer bottles and more toys.  A lot more.  And as baby becomes a toddler, his needs change a lot.  On...
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Evel Knievel

March 21, 2010

About 8 months ago, Hayden rode his Radio Flyer “turtle bike” down a full flight of stairs, in the house.  Neither one of us saw it happen.  We only heard the thuds and screaming as he went down.  Thank goodness those stairs were carpeted- Hayden sustained a bump and scrape to his forehead.  I...
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