"Oh! Chassit [our brown cat] is sitting on the chair! How ‘bout that?"

— Roland, just making small talk conversation. This phase in language development is 105% adorable. Every phase is my favorite. 

captainmudphud replied to your post: Chia seed pudding for breakfast.

Smart boy. Just say no to hipster mommy.

Toddlers are widely known to be irrational. It’s true, not everyone can handle that much nutrition and functionality so early in the morning.  Give him time and logic, he’ll make the jump for himself. 

Chia seed pudding for breakfast.

I feel like a huge hippy, yet secure in the knowledge that I’m starting the day with protein and omega 3’s. Plus, any made the night before breakfast is good for my schedule.
4c almond milk + 1/4ish c chia + 2 tbs maple syrup and 2 tbs vanilla, blended together, stirred a couple times, and chilled overnight.

Roland says “NO”. He wants cashews instead.

1) I think I should cosplay David tennant with my new hair
2) I look best in chrome, noir, and instant. How can I achieve this in real life?

1) I think I should cosplay David tennant with my new hair
2) I look best in chrome, noir, and instant. How can I achieve this in real life?

When he found out the shiny ones had candy in them, he started calling them “party eggs”

Well that’s not how I envisioned this going. Pinterest can stfu about its gradient eggs and hand woven baskets.

Ready, get setty, go

I got my hairs cut.

I got my hairs cut.

2 going on 12

  • Me: I want to cuddle my Roland!
  • Roland: That's crazy.

Tags: rolandsays

Milestone followup:

our window is only like 18” off the ground. He scraped his finger. His story is that he wanted to go outside to play in the “amazing bush” which is this shrubbery by the patio, so he jumped out the window. Then “people came pick you up” and “knock knock papa very scareded” so now whenever he wants to jump out the window, he will go to “front door only”. This is likely only a verbal repetition of things that we’d like to happen, much like his verbal recognition that pooping in the tub is generally considered a terrible place to poop. 

Still, I’m hopeful that he will follow through on this particular set of ideas and we’re going to start working on the “tricky people” safety talk as well as making sure he’s more securely contained into whatever area we put him in. 

Milestone: jumped out of the window.

today after nap Roland jumped out of the living room window. Jer found out 5 minutes later when the maintenance guy for our apartment brought him back.

Having heard all of this second hand when I returned from clinic was good in that my panic attack was compressed to a millisecond. Super glad everything worked out ok, other than the fact that we can no longer leave any windows unlocked and unsupervised. 

We went for a hike which was more like a carry. Not pictured: the rest of the ravine we climbed down to get to this stream.

We went for a hike which was more like a carry. Not pictured: the rest of the ravine we climbed down to get to this stream.

Lies I tell Roland

  • That (vehicle for kids) cart is broken. We can’t use it because the mechanic needs to see it. 
  • I don’t have any quarters for the M & M machine
  • We don’t have any ice cream
  • This is the last time I’m going to tell you…
  • Mama is too tired to carry you right now
  • I’m reading the news (half lie? I’m checking facebook)
  • I can’t [_______] until I finish this cup of coffee.
  • Maybe there is a choo train by [destination I want him to walk to]. 

It’s a 20 hour drive, which we’d do over 2 days. We do three hours on the regular but kiddo hits a limit around the six hour mark. Ideally we’d do a bunch while he’s sleeping

On a scale of 1 to 10

where 1 is hardly crazy at all and 10 is totally batshit, how crazy would it be to take a family road trip to phoenix, AZ in the middle of summer for a conference I’m going to?