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Level of Tiredness


Level of tiredness: Arguing grammar and linguistics with a 4-year-old. Continue reading


Winecone Wednesday – Evolution of Words Edition

F-bomb. Sexting. Flexitarian. Obesogenic. Energy drink. Life coach.

What do these words have in common? They’re all newly minted in the word nerd bible, “The Oxford English Dictionary.”

Crazy huh? But proves the point. Language evolves.

So we’re going to do something a little different today. And think about the communication of our winecones. Continue reading

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Disney Wicki

Me: Can I have a hug?

Search: No. <Eye roll. Puts nose back in book.>

Me: Want me to read you a story?

Search: No. <Eye roll. Puts nose back in book.>

Me: <Using my mom voice.> Destroy Anthony! Get off of that table. We do not scale coffee tables. Get down. <Destroy begins wailing.>

Search: Uh oh…<Cackle.>

Me: Can you show brother how to go down the slide?

Search: No. <Runs over to slide. Dives down slide head first.> NOOO!

Me: Are you ready for bed? Do you want to go night night?

Search: No. <Scampers over to stairs and starts climbing.>

Me: I thought you said “No.”

Search: No ni ni! <Sticks thumb confidently in mouth. Curls up into little ball.>

Jon: Wow. He really is COMPLETELY your child.

Search: <Sly smirk. Giggle. Cackle.> EhhhhhhOliana dodoh bababah mo mymo MIKEWAZOWSKI!

Me: He totally said Mike Wazowski!

Jon: I really don’t understand you…


Communication Confusion

Several months ago, I was enjoying a lovely large glass of wine with several fellow mamas while upwards of 20 sub-3-year-olds ran wild around us. (They were mostly the reason us moms had the wine.) Suddenly a rogue toddler broke from the pack, marched up to a mom-like woman, and began babbling.

“Sorry sweetie,” said the nice lady. “I don’t speak toddler.” Continue reading


Witchcraft and Wizardry

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

The magic is real. Wielding a pen as her wand, JK Rowling cast a spell over millions of people of all ages, transporting us to a world of wonder where good triumphs over evil via chams, incantations, and potions. Harry Potter is destined to become a classic of children’s literature – categorized alongside the magic of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Chronicles of Narnia. Continue reading