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My toddler likes to open Christmas presents.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in toddler holiday hangover, toddlers and christmas, toddlers and holidays, toddlers and opening christmas presents | 0 comments

Ryan has a tendency to repeat himself when he wants something. Like, “I watchin’ Dinosaur Train? Mommy? Mommy, I watchin’ Dinosaur Train. MOMMY. MOMMY, I WATCHIN’ DINOSAUR TRAIN, MOMMY.” Or, “I have some milk? Some milk, Mommy? I HAVE SOME MILK, MOMMY. MOMMY! MOMMY! I HAVE SOME MILK, OK?” Sometimes it makes me...

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Toddlers and Santa Claus.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in finding the right christmas gift for toddler, toddler believes in santa, toddlers and christmas, toddlers and holidays, toddlers and santa | 0 comments

We’ve been telling Ryan all about Santa Claus for weeks. The whole bit about how Santa brings presents to little boys and girls on Christmas Eve, but only if they’re good — which means no hitting! — and he comes down the chimney — which is convenient because we have a chimney — and how he eats cookies and then leaves...

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Parenting has lowered my standards.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in holidays with a kid, it's good enough, time management with a kid, toddlers and christmas | 0 comments

This is the first blog I’ve posted in a week. But you know what I’ve decided? It’s Christmas and once a week is good enough for now. I find myself saying that a lot these days: “It’s good enough.” I am not, by nature, an overly easy-going person. (You’re shocked, I know.) I am not perpetually laid back. That is...

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