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Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

Uuuuuuuuugh. I sure hope this trend reverses itself by the time my kids are school age. The idea that I could be arrested for letting an elementary schooler bike to our neighborhood park is revolting. I was biking around my entire neighborhood from the 4th grade on.

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Potty talk? Ignore it, discourage it, forbid it, or just isn't an issue with your five year old boys?

Asked by Anonymous

blastoffbabyboy:

bestnatesmithever:

thedaddycomplex:

I tell them there’s a time and a place for it and, generally, they don’t know either of those things, so it’s best to stop using it. We both tell them they’ll start to understand when it’s okay as they get older.

That said, some of our best bedtime stories involve lost of farts.

My kids and I make poop jokes ALL the time. Just constantly.

My kid loves talking about poopy and farts. We have somehow managed to teach him how to announce his farts to the point where it’s like it’s required. Sorry, there’s not much cuter than a 2 year old exclaiming “farted!” with a big grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye. We are doomed for any kind of proper social situations.

Tom makes the boys not just announce farts but taught them to say “Oopsie, I did a fartems.” Charlie has taken to just contextually or expressively naming farts. Like “that was a dinner table fart” or “that was a giggly grabber fart”

I hope they never stop. What would the fun be in that

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blastoffbabyboy You have just named off almost all the comedy TV I watch without Tom :) I still have some New Girl to consume. I think I will revisit and let me know if there are any other funny guilty pleasures (or not so guilty because all those shows have major talent)

blastoffbabyboy You have just named off almost all the comedy TV I watch without Tom :) I still have some New Girl to consume. I think I will revisit and let me know if there are any other funny guilty pleasures (or not so guilty because all those shows have major talent)

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Today’s brainpower exercises and inner dialogue made me dizzy. I feel like a ping-pong ball of regret and pride…

1. My house and my car are a mess, why don’t I ever actually clean them really good? But hey, I sure do throw a kick ass party. Fuck the dirty crusty car and the dusty gross house.

2. Why am I not doing more to help Charlie read and write? He seems really interested and close. Hey, Daycare just sent me a photo where he was writing his own name on the sidewalk, when did that happen?

3. Ugh, why do I have to go to work when all I want to do is stay home and clean the house?, Why do I have to go home, I was just starting to really get into the groove at work?

This is usually the point in the day that I use alcohol to shut my brain off. But, I promised myself that I would hold off on doing that for at least a couple of weeks… Sigh, anyone have any suggestions of stupidly fun shows that will make my crazy brain stop talking?

Today’s brainpower exercises and inner dialogue made me dizzy. I feel like a ping-pong ball of regret and pride…

1. My house and my car are a mess, why don’t I ever actually clean them really good? But hey, I sure do throw a kick ass party. Fuck the dirty crusty car and the dusty gross house.

2. Why am I not doing more to help Charlie read and write? He seems really interested and close. Hey, Daycare just sent me a photo where he was writing his own name on the sidewalk, when did that happen?

3. Ugh, why do I have to go to work when all I want to do is stay home and clean the house?, Why do I have to go home, I was just starting to really get into the groove at work?

This is usually the point in the day that I use alcohol to shut my brain off. But, I promised myself that I would hold off on doing that for at least a couple of weeks… Sigh, anyone have any suggestions of stupidly fun shows that will make my crazy brain stop talking?

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Late Summer Sads

Maybe it’s the end of the vacation and the return to stressful (yet often enjoyable) work.

Maybe it’s the lack of new lands and old friends.

Maybe it’s the house and yard after a summer of neglect.

Maybe it’s the lbs gained in a disregard for health over fun.

It’s hard to not feel the weight of all that even though the day couldn’t be any more pretty and the kids are calm and happy. And ugh… Tomorrow is going to suck.

End of long vacations. End of fun summers. Always have me pondering how to just escape forever, even knowing that wouldn’t be all I envision.

And yet somehow I snap and start to enjoy the fall… Halloween… holidays. I’m just in the limbo right now, and it makes me feel all hopeless when what I should be doing is relaxing.

It’s like I need the busy or the indulgence. I do badly with the transition.

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Mommy, does he have a butt?
Charlie, in reference to Kermit the Frog in a scene from Muppets Most Wanted with Kermit on a toilet. Questions I never predicted…

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Beautiful hiking. Not as fun with tired hungry boys but we saw some salamanders and got some pretty pictures. At least they got to throw a whole bunch of rocks in the river.

With blastoffbabyboy

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Where bad vacation boys get put…

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Charlie + Contemporary Art. I want him in every pretentious art museum with me from here on out.

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Taking this guy to an art museum suddenly makes art museums fun for me too. The endless narration is the best.

"It looks like it’s raining color"
“This lady is an evil witch”
“This ones a messy grey face”

I have a feeling I was more like Simon wanting to run around and touch and build. I know my husband was.