— Roland, just making small talk conversation. This phase in language development is 105% adorable. Every phase is my favorite.
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.
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.
- Me: I want to cuddle my Roland!
- Roland: That's crazy.
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.
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.
- 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
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?