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Mama? No, Baba.

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in baby saying mama, baby saying mama and dada, communicating with a toddler, conversing with a toddler, toddler saying mama, toddler talking |

I’ve complained here and there about the fact that Kid still does not say “mama.” I feel I have a right to whine about this. I have been his mother for more than 20 months. I have cleaned messes I couldn’t have even imagined pre-kid. I have been slapped in the face repeatedly. I have bounced, rocked and swayed that kid within an...

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A moment.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in abcs of toddlerhood, becoming a toddler, communicating with a toddler, kid sticks finger up nose, toddlers and communication |

Tonight, I had a significant moment with my son. Mike was out for the night with some co-workers and I had Ryan all to myself. A “Mommy and Ryan date.” I fed him a dinner of hot dogs and gold fish crackers and sugar cookies (cuz who cares about nutrition on such a special occasion). I gave him a bath and started getting him dressed for bed. He...

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