Tag Archives: toddlers

Timing is everything

Dear Peanut, It was one of those rare times we actually made it to church a little early. Munchkin led us all the way up to the front row, in the direct line of sight of our senior pastor. He’s … Continue reading

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For the record

Dear Peanut, Last night, as soon as we finished dinner, you excitedly asked Daddy, “can we do the dishes?” It’s likely there will come a time when you grumble and try to get out of this particular chore, but it’s … Continue reading

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Protected: Peanut’s Penis Song

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Blink of an Eye

Dear Peanut, A couple weeks ago, I went on a business trip. I was gone less than 48 hours, but I was shocked by how much you changed. Before I left, you’d been speaking in short phrases, and it took … Continue reading

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The Terrible Twos

“The worst thing about turning two is that THEY TURN TWO.” –Daddy Dear Peanut, You’ve been having one meltdown after another this week. Three nights in a row now, it’s felt like one long tantrum from dinner time through bed … Continue reading

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DONE with Diapers!

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, We took off Peanut’s last diaper the morning of July 4th: Independence Day. How delightfully apropos. Daddy and I had been changing diapers for 3 years, 11 months and 5 days. Not as long as some … Continue reading

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Outsmarted

Dear Peanut, At the tender age of 22.5 months, you have now defeated almost every childproofing measure Daddy and I put in place. The first to go were the outlet plugs. We got them as soon as Munchkin was mobile, … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago

Dear Munchkin, For the last few months, I’ve been thinking back to what our lives were like two years ago. You were 22 months old, the same age Peanut is now. I was pregnant with him, about 7 months along. … 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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