Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part II

The other week we were gathered in the kitchen after dinner – me, hubby, Big Dude, Little Man and my in-laws. My father-in-law stepped into the garage to take some food to the overflow refrigerator and shut the door behind him. (Little Man is lightning fast and LOVES to play out there.) Well, it turns…

Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part I

When Big Dude was two, he¬†did not speak much. In fact, he talked so little that we ended up in speech therapy for an¬†evaluation. During that evaluation, the therapist gave him a set of keys (real keys) and observed his actions with them. At one point she turned her attention to me for some additional…

Life in the Mom Lane: Diaper Drama!

Little Man is coming into his own. He’s been able to take his pants for for awhile now. It’s happened more since¬†I switched him into the 24 month clothes, as some of the pants are too long. I spend a¬†fair amount of time re-rolling the cuffs and pulling them up. But the 18 month stuff…

In the Mom Lane: The Interrupting Cow

For some time now, Big Dude has been obsessed with jokes. Knock-knock jokes are a current favorite, although he¬†often makes them up and doesn’t¬†get them quite right. Which, in and of itself, is pretty funny. Well, he finally got one right last night while hubby was doing the nighttime routine. And¬†the delivery was spot on.…

In the Mom Lane: Dream A Little Dream

No, this is not a post about the dreams I have for my children. Nor for my life in the years to come. This is about the literal dreams. Keep reading. It’s funny, I promise. When Big Dude was a toddler, we were gifted a Richard Scarry book: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!…