Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crying Kids

I know you don’t love my kids like I do and you don’t delight in their presence like I do, but, frankly, few people delight in yours or love you like your parents do (hopefully), yet you still walk about unashamed. If you can, so can my kids.

After all, the worst a small child can be is irritating. Adults, on the other hand, can be vicious, obnoxious, invasive, irrational, petty, malicious, haughty, bitter, and abusive in a way that no toddler could ever match. 

-- Matt Walsh

Can I get an AMEN?!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Importance of family dinners

The family meal is the nursery of democracy. I really do think we literally civilize our children at the table. That’s where they learn to take turns and to share and to argue.

--MIchael Pollan (who ever that is) 

Monday, July 14, 2014

22 months

Every morning we snuggle ad watch tv while you drink some milk
And every morning you cry during your diaper change
You like to repeat the last word of a sentence 
Love swimming in the kiddie pool and we've been to the lake once and you really enjoyed the sand
Imitate and make all kinds of sounds effects 
Have become even more attached to your blankie
Still wear 18-24 months clothes and size 3 diapers
But seem much taller all of the sudden
Continue to wake up an hour before you're supposed to and are cranky! 
Love taking showers and playing in the water 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Growing up

Joe: I love that little guy. 
Me: Me too. I think we'll keep him, haha. 
J: Okay but he can only grow up enough to use the bathroom by himself and then stop.