Daily Lessons, Language, Parenting

The rest of the day

I know that last post was a little hard to read, but writing it out definitely helped me get some perspective and help cement my realization that I just need to be more patient. 

Also, the bad times help us appreciate the good times more, don’t they?

After they woke up from their nap, we ended up having a wonderful afternoon. We did a lot of playing outside. They picked wildflowers (weeds) and rocks in a field near the house, and dug a large hole in our backyard. 


It was really awesome watching them work together on the hole, and getting along for at least 20 minutes. Every once in a while Mr. 3 would say, “Excuse me M—-, I am trying to dig here!” 


I told him he has to speak clearly and slowly to his brother and so now he emphasizes each word, and it’s so funny to hear him talk like that.

Little brother kept trying to climb into the hole.

We also discovered that while raw green beans have a tough shell that is kind of gross to chew, the little pods inside the shell are juicy and delicious. We spent quite some time shelling and eating the green beans in the garden. We compared flavors of the different sized pods.


When we got back inside they took a bath together and then immediately wanted to play in the sand box. 

The 15 month old has made some great vocabulary strides in the last few days. He can say “WOW” when we read Wow, Says the Owl. He can also say “baby” out loud, but I think he was really trying to say Brother, which he also just started signing. 

It’s adorable when he signs brother and walks through out the house (or toy store) looking for his big brother. 

He handed me a bib and said “b b b bib!” 

He is trying to jump and just kind of bounces up and down on his toes.

Big brother on the other hand is working on standing on one foot now. And he does great impersonations of his favorite Blippi shows. And he didn’t ask for the Kindle once yesterday, I think he has accepted my computers are for responsible people speech? 

And guess what? When he pooped in his diaper in the evening, I calmly asked him if he wanted to go potty, and when he indicated “no”, I told him to let me know when he was done and we could get him cleaned up. 

See, I CAN do this wonderful job of taking care of and helping my children explore the world. 

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2 thoughts on “The rest of the day”

  1. I am glad to see such a quick turn around!
    Over here we have a couple of things to look forward to – bike riding and new roof.
    Bought his & hers Schwinns at estate sale. Both for $60. I just need a big wide comfy seat so my butt and thighs don’t hurt at the same time.
    Second, our real estate broker let me know about a grant program in AL that pays $10000 towards a new roof. The Evaluator looked at our house today. Took pictures and measurements. He was here maybe 30 mins – probably talked more than half the time. Should know in less than 2 weeks that we can move on to picking the roofing company. There are only a handful to choose from. We are to get 3 bids and chose which we like; meaning cheapest I guess. When the roof is finished we are supposed to get 25-30% off wind coverage of house insurance. A window upgrade grant is in the works that will reduce the premium even more. The Evaluator said we have a lovely house and that the architect did a really good job. Words that ring in my ears even 10 hours later.
    I could write more but I will spare you…

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