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Happy New Year!

Yesterday I asked LO what she wanted to do and she said, “we can do ORANGE!” Not sure she understands how to answer that question yet.

So after giving her several ideas, she wanted to go to the zoo. We fed a rhino, which she called a “rhino-potamus”. 

This year has definitely been a roller coaster. I am looking forward to 2014!

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Animal Classification

I think we need to work on this…

This morning, I asked LO on a whim, “What kind of animal is Chim?” Now, this kid has been to the zoo, petting zoos, pet stores, you name it. Everyone in the family has a dog. We have a dog, my in laws have a dog, my parents have a dog, some of our friends even have dogs. And yet…

She looks at me with a blank stare and says, “I don’t know!” So, with my best teacher voice, I said, “Is she a… giraffe? An elephant? A kitty? A dog? A hippo? A horse?…” and so on and so forth.

All of a sudden, a light bulb seems to go on in her head. She jumps up and down and declares that our dog is in fact… A HIPPO!!!

So apparently, my dog needs to lose some weight. I corrected her, but I think she might be closer with the hippo idea.

H is for…

Show and Tell is one of the things that teachers love and parents usually dread. The kids bring in something from home and parents agonize over whether it will come back home from there. Will someone else have the same thing? Is this what the teacher meant when they said “something to go with this week’s theme”?

Let me put your mind at ease: Show and Tell is not that complicated. It is usually just assigned to get the children to talk about something they are comfortable with/feel passionate about/like. That being said, I have found since becoming a parent that I take Show and Tell crazy to a whole new level.

This week was the letter H at LO’s school. I packed her bag the night before to make sure we had the perfect “H” items. She brought a toy house, a book called “Happy Hippo, Angry Duck” (best book ever, by the way), and was dressed in Hello Kitty from head to toe. I would have also given her a headband but she didn’t want to wear it. I tried.

Yes, this is the crazy teacher mommy in me. But trust me, Show and Tell doesn’t have to be like that. EVER. Even for me.

Whoa… Long time no write….

Oops… Sorry for the nine month hiatus! Let’s see. Lots has happened since November. One major thing, LO turned two! And she’s talking like crazy now. 5 – 6 word sentences. Her new thing is “Excuse me.” When she asks for something, she always says “Thank you for giving me” whatever it is. It’s pretty hilarious. 

On another note, the girlie girl thing has gotten so very, very out of hand. We are officially knee-deep in the princess phase. She wants to wear dresses out of the house, dresses to bed, crowns, tiaras, necklaces, bracelets, you name it. I gave in and bought a few really cute nightgowns for her. (What can I say? I do love those Disney princesses.)

I’m back on summer vacation, but it’s almost over at this point. 

That’s about it for now. I should be able to write more often from now on.

Sorting!

It’s so fun now that LO can walk. There is so much more she can do. (Read: So much more she can get herself into… Thank goodness for childproofing!)

Last night, she went into my room and took DH and my shoes off of the floor. She came into the living room with the different shoes in her hand and started giving us the shoes. The interesting thing was, she gave my shoes to me and DH’s shoes to him. She was so proud of herself and we were pretty impressed too. She kept doing it. Then, she brought out her shoes and made herself a little pile of her shoes (she only has her sneakers and a pair of party shoes).

What will she remember?

I stumbled across this blog post today… http://www.babble.com/toddler/toddler-development/toddler-memories-of-childhood/

DH and I often talk about this topic. How much does LO really remember? How much will she remember when she is older? Will she remember making banana cream pudding with me yesterday, the lemon jello we made and ate at a picnic in our backyard, the sugar cookies that got all stuck together when we put them on a plate to cool? Will she remember going to the park with daddy and me for the pony and train rides? How about the trip to the zoo and the aquarium? What about the time she and I went to the butterfly sanctuary or the day we picked strawberries and ate them from the fields?

The answer… maybe. But she will definitely remember the family time, the laughing, and the loving arms of mommy and daddy… She will know she means the world to us… and that’s enough for me.