Monthly Archives: December 2011

Alaythia’s Trader Joe’s List

As we prepared for a family New Year’s Eve TJ’s trip, Alaythia announced what she had on her “list” for us to get: –chocolate  –chocolate chips –chocolate sugar –marshmallows –sprinkle cheese from the green container Good thing she also likes … Continue reading

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Flattered or Old?

The other day, Alaythia was playing so sweetly with her dolls (her sudden new fascination).  She was talking sweetly to them about how they needed to rest, and how she’d wrap them in blankets and get their diapers changed.  I … Continue reading

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Charlie and Alaythia’s Ballet Recital

A not-to-be-missed post, courtesy of Keren Marzinke. Click here to read and see the fun!

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More Alaythia Humor

Alaythia: Mommy, did you know the Earth is round? me: I did, and I’m so impressed you know that! Alaythia: Well, we don’t live on a round thing so we don’t live on the Earth. *** me, as we’re swimming … Continue reading

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Humor of the Afternoon

It seems 3-year-olds oscillate at high frequency between being hysterically funny and unbelievably frustrating. Thankfully, today was more the former for the first day in a while, so it seemed worth memorializing just a few of the many humorous moments … Continue reading

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Economics 3

As in, “Economics for 3-year-olds.” Given the descent of things coming from various Santas for little miss Alaythia, we have been trying to implement a few means of teaching her about generosity, sharing resources, and a little budgeting. The latest … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time in the City

This poem isn’t mine, it’s from my lovely and excellent-with-words friend and former college roommate, Dee Ann.  A few nights ago, we watched the Nativity movie with a group of St. Louis high school kids, which made the Christmas story … Continue reading

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