Articles from July 2009

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 […]


At his 3-year checkup in April, the doctor told me that our “project” for the summer was to teach Lego to pedal a tricycle. I’ve been trying, but he hasn’t really gotten it. I even bought him a little 12-inch bike at a garage sale for $5, but he mostly likes to push it around […]


Well, this is overdue, but I do feel it’s worth writing about, even if almost all of my readers know all of this already. In early June, my mom offered to watch our kids while Jon Boy and I went on vacation for a week. She would be in Utah in early July to drop […]


1. The fastest and most effective way to get Lego to wake up from a nap (say, when falls asleep on the couch too late in the afternoon) is to put him in his bed. Otherwise, it’s almost impossible. 2. I just bought some faux suede teal flats. For some reason, having such utterly impractical […]