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Not easy being green

September 25th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife | Canadiana - (Comments Off on Not easy being green)

When I got the invitation to join the folks at the Museum of Nature for the launch of the new exhibit on frogs I was very excited because, well, frogs. Frogs are cute, they’re cool, they do many a fascinating thing without being gross.

Books books bookey books books

September 24th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife | Canadiana | Parenting - (Comments Off on Books books bookey books books)

The kid is in her third week of school and this week something very, very exciting happened. I mean she’s making friends, and she’s having fun, and she’s willing to go and those are all exciting things. But this week in her pocket with her name, where her art projects and forms and whatever else …
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All’s well…

September 21st, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife - (Comments Off on All’s well…)

Kid has been enjoying school, if not the drop offs. She’s made a couple of friends, one that she talks about all the time. She made a friend at her gymnastics class too and participated without Daddy by her side this week. Things are looking up. Except… Why I am having such a hard time? …
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Here we go

September 12th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife | Personal - (Comments Off on Here we go)

So the kid started real preschool today. We’ve been preparing for it. She’s been grumpy about it for the past few days, and today she woke me up to tell me she was scared. She was scared to go to school, she was scared to make new friends. She didn’t want to go. And I …
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Big, Bigger, Biggest

September 8th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife - (Comments Off on Big, Bigger, Biggest)

We’re doing preparation for preschool. Kid starts next week. She also just started sleeping without a nighttime diaper. This has a lot of people – family and strangers we have conversations with – talking about what a big girl she is. And as soon as someone says it she fades. She loves everything she can …
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Your kid is in my kid’s class. I don’t know your name or hers yet, but the teachers told us that we need to be very careful, and since we all act as classroom volunteers they showed up where the information will be, where the Epi-Pens are stored and how to use them if something …
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Looking up

September 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife - (Comments Off on Looking up)

The kid has developed an interest in space. I’m not sure where it came from, but I’m fully supportive. An interest in math and science is something I’m pushing for. I liked math, until I hated geometry and trig, and I still have a great interest in science, but upon receiving my grades in Grade …
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Don’t let the sun go down on me

September 1st, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife - (Comments Off on Don’t let the sun go down on me)

I am fascinated by the things my kid thinks out loud sometimes. Truly. It’s really awesome watching her mind work. She’s very logical sometimes, and very funny a lot of the time, and sometimes she’s just weird. And sometimes she says things that catch in my throat because I don’t know if she understands what …
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This kid has always had a problem with sleeping, she doesn’t like to go to sleep and fights every way possible. I’m not good at going to sleep either, so I understand somewhat. I hate thinking of what I might be missing out on, and I think she’s realizing more that we’re up after she …
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I have gone through the stages and finally come to acceptance. After three years of encouragement I now understand: I have a child who does not like crayons. It’s been hard for me. I loved crayons when I was a kid. I had my own little green toolbox that was full of them. I used …
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