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Yesterday, the boys got free helium balloons at a craft store. When we got home, Lego asked me to draw a face on his, and he specified that he wanted the face to be a girl’s face with eyes and lips and long hair. So I drew a woman’s face on the balloon. He seemed […]

My crazy little boy

At around 2:30 a.m., Duplo woke up crying loudly. I waited a minute or two to see if he’d go back to sleep, but he just got more upset, so I went in. I picked him up, found his water cup, and snuggled him for a few minutes, but he wouldn’t stop crying. He wouldn’t […]

“Controlled” chaos

Parents of young children speak of how their homes are constantly in a state of “controlled chaos.” I guess the controlled part means that the parents step in to discipline when the chaos puts people or property at risk, and that they’re running along behind the kids, putting away the messes they make as they […]

Totally bragging

When Lego uses the bathroom, he does the following routine: 1. Turns on the light 2. Closes the door 3. Lifts the lid and the toilet seat 4. Pees standing up 5. Closes the lid and seat 6. Flushes 7. Turns off the light 8. Closes the door behind him so Daniel can’t get into […]

Eyes, ears, bite, and beep

Duplo will point to his eye if you say, “eye,” his mouth if you say, “bite,” and his nose if you say, “beep.” He’s also trying to say “beep” himself, but it sounds like “bup.” “Dada” refers to himself, not Daddy (he’ll say it when he sees his reflection or a photo of himself, and […]