Yesterday my husband went out to get the groceries while my toddler and I stayed home since it was raining outside. I was freezing my butt off so I grabbed my husband’s hooded sweatshirt and pulled it on. LO looked at me curiously, probably wondering why in the world Mama was wearing Daddy’s sweatshirt. Still, he said nothing…
That is, until my husband stepped through the door. The first thing out of my toddler’s mouth? “She can wear that?” he asked my husband, pointing at me with the sweatshirt on, guilty as charged.
“Yes, she can wear that,” my husband assured our toddler. Sigh… what else do I have to watch out for before my toddler rats me out?
But enough about that! On to the links:
- My aunt forwarded me this article from The Huffington Post called Tantrums: Doing What Comes Naturally by Betsy Brown Braun. The author writes that tantrums are a part of normal development and results from the child’s frustration. Coupled with lousy local conditions, tantrums can make for some serious challenges. You’ll find eight tactics on how to deal with these very challenging moments.
- Next up, my husband sent me this link from The New York Times called The Benefits of Bilingualism. In addition to the being able to speak with a wider audience, bilingualism “…can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.”
- And finally, The Happiest Mom wrote an interesting post called Why do I hire help? Because I want to, that’s why. She considers the cleaning service an indulgence that she admits she’s fortunate to even consider, but one that she shouldn’t feel guilty for. I know several people who have hired help clean their home, but I can’t imagine doing so for myself. I already feel awkward when a waiter comes by and mops up my crumbs for me!
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