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Not tonight

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We’ve known for quite a while that Munchkin typically craves touch — hugs, kisses, snuggles, full-body tackles — but only on her own terms. Through experience, we learned that asking if she wanted a hug or … Continue reading

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The Biter

Dear Peanut, You bit my arm last night. HARD. I have a bruise there now, to match the one on my other arm where you bit me the night before. These were only the most recent of too many bites … Continue reading

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Slippery Slope

My dearest Peanut and Munchkin, I could have killed you. It started that morning. I took you to an event with lots of vendors for kid products and services. One specific vendor drew me there with an opportunity to have … Continue reading

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Testing Limits

Dear Munchkin, As a general rule, you thrive on tactile stimulation. Sometimes this means you love to run and jump and bounce and fling yourself into my arms. Sometimes it means you want to play with play-doh or the rice … Continue reading

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