I can't think of specifically when it happened, but more and more often, when my daughter speaks? Whenever she says anything? She's adopted? A sense of upspeak? And it's making me bananas. I mean, it is rampant. She: Mummy? Me: Yes, my peach. She: The other day? At school? This girl? In my … [Read more...]
On Girlfriends and Conversations.
Those who know me well know I probably prize excellent and weighty conversations above just above everything else. And at this stage of life with young kids in it, when they require so much of your attention, and your energy, it is especially sweet when one can kick back and chat, uninterrupted, … [Read more...]
Cuddle - v. to hold close in one's arms as a way of showing love or affection, n. a prolonged, affectionate hug Well, we all know what a cuddle is, but in Ava Scarlett-speak, when she asks, Can we have a cuddle? what she actually means is she wants to go sit someplace of her choosing with you, so … [Read more...]
Beyond Baby Talk
There are times when my children's chatter (especially my three-and-a-half year old's) is merely blah-blah-blabbity-blah in my ears. They can talk their fool heads off. Sometimes, they're not even waiting for a reply from me... they're just filling airspace. Natter, natter. It's sometimes like the … [Read more...]
It’s the Talking.
I arrived at school a few minutes late with Madame this morning, and the heavy metal doors were locked. For a moment, I was certain we'd missed the 8:45 AM cut-off time, but I quickly realised school was closed for a PED morning.I seriously don't know how I missed that one.Maybe it's because March … [Read more...]
Five Little Words
When Cuyler was almost 3 and still not talking I wasn't sure I would ever hear his voice.If he would ever call me "Mommy" . If he would ever tell me he loves me.Then he started talking and I was grateful to hear his voice. He was saying single words. Then putting words together. … [Read more...]