Lesson #138: Ouch!

Your toddler can do more damage to your face than you’d think!

November 27, 2012 16 months, 13 days

November 27, 2012
16 months, 13 days

On this day, Mila had her first time-out. After the third “talking-to”, she went into her playpen, downstairs, with no toys, tv or parents. She stayed there for 10 minutes or so and when I brought her out, I talked to her about what she had done wrong. I have no idea if she understood or made any connection, but she hasn’t done this since.

Lesson #135: Young at Heart

October 11, 2012 3 days shy of 15 months.

October 11, 2012
3 days shy of 15 months.


Having a child is the greatest enjoyment because you can again be a child yourself: laughing, running around, rolling down hills, picking wild flowers, playing in the rain, jumping in mud puddles, playing at the park, swinging high on swings, zipping down slides…

You live vicariously thorough your baby.

*October 7, 2012; one week away from 15 months.

Lesson #132: They Just Don’t Know

A few days ago, we ran into a couple of people in the store that my husband knew. They stopped to chat and the gentleman looked over at Mila, binky in mouth and exclaimed, “what are you doing with that thing in your mouth? You’re too big for that!” Then he turned to me and asked, “how old is she, 3, 4 years old?”

I quickly replied, “17 months”. The look on his face was priceless. “Oh! Then I apologize; you’re not too old for the binky.” He then looked at Dan and said, “you make a big baby!”

I couldn’t do anything but laugh. That just goes to show – if you don’t know, just keep your mouth shut. And by the way, I’ve been tirelessly trying to get that pesky thing away from her and Mila’s not having it.

Bananas for Bananas!

June 17, 2012 11 months, 3 days

June 17, 2012
11 months, 3 days

By this point there’s no surprise that my daughter likes fruit. Mila took a bite out of a nectarine before I could get it from her at the supermarket, she munched on apples, pears and peaches when we went picking, she went silly for strawberries and now she’s bananas for bananas.


She loves walking around with a peeled banana and her cheeks puffed out with a mouth full. Try to take her banana away and she screams. She loves them so much, she starts to eat the peel if you can’t get to her soon enough.

November 5, 2012 Almost 16 months

November 5, 2012
Almost 16 months

But what you may not know is that Mila also likes lemons. Yup, lemons. She’ll make faces, but she’ll keep going back for more. If Mila sees you have a lemon in your drink, she’ll point and ask for it, “peeeass”.

This is just one of the many times she’s encountered a lemon, (September 23, 2012 / 14 months, 9 days).