Category: Talking

Talking to kids about death

Our three-year-old daughter has an eerie new catch phrase. She wraps her arms around me, squeezes me tightly and says, “Mommy, I love you so much. I’m never gonna let you die.” I’m sorry, WHAT? I have no idea where she got it. She… Continue Reading “Talking to kids about death”

Sharing + oversharing every night at the dinner table

We’re usually halfway to the table, carrying the dinner plates or the glasses of milk and water, when our three-year-old begs to go first. “Please can I talk about my day now?” When we sit down and agree that she can kick things off,… Continue Reading “Sharing + oversharing every night at the dinner table”

Horrifying entries from my Grade 2 journal

We’ve been helping my mom sort through 23+ years of “stuff,” which means we’ve spent a lot of time going through boxes and finding fun bits of memorabilia: photos, old school papers, and cards we wrote her in wobbly, little-kid writing. My favourite thing… Continue Reading “Horrifying entries from my Grade 2 journal”

Chatty Cathy

I can’t tell if it’s boring when I re-tell them to other people, but I just can’t get enough of the funny things my newly-minted three-year-old has been saying lately! Maybe it’s a Mom thing, and other moms find toddler-speak interesting, too? I always… Continue Reading “Chatty Cathy”

He says, I laugh …

Little D attempting to strike up a conversation with a neighbour (who is much too far away to hear him) It’s so hard to believe that just one year ago, D was barely saying a word and had some serious hearing issues. Before those tubes… Continue Reading “He says, I laugh …”