If you wish to see footwear thrown, sing the song, “Shoo, Fly, Don’t Bother Me,” in front of your four year-old.
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Parenthood requires an honest reframing of one’s spiritual beliefs. Nirvana is reached in that brief moment when the dirty clothes hamper and clean clothes laundry basket are both empty. Nirvana is short-lived, if not unattainable.
It is wise to sort out major career, parenting, and mortality issues early on:
Me: What do you think you’ll be when you grow up?
Child (nearly four years old): A ballerina and a mama.
Me: How many children will you have?
Me: Boys and girls, or just girls.
Child: Just girls. [long pause] I will die before my children.
Child: I think I will just be a ballerina and not a mama.
Child: Mom, I painted this rock for you!
Me: Thank you! It’s beautiful!
Child: Let’s pretend it’s a sham rock.
Never overlook an opportunity for learning about shapes in your environment:
“Mama! I saw my poop, and it’s the shape of a wine opener!”