Not too long ago a gourmet popcorn shop opened up in downtown Kalamazoo.
As someone who enjoys supporting local businesses, I had to pop in on my way to a work-related lunch last week. They have some outrageous flavors but with my 3-year old in mind, I picked up some fruit-flavored rainbow popcorn. She loves fruit, she loves sweets, and she loves popcorn. How could I go wrong?
I was so excited to show her the special treat, but my excitement was dashed the moment she tasted it:
“Mommy, I don’t like this popcorn,” she said with a grimace, shoving me back her handful. Continue reading “frozen popcorn”
For a while now, we’ve been having full-on conversations with Maya. Typically they are observation-related … what did you eat today, who did you play with, what book are we going to read … stuff that requires more than a yes or no response but doesn’t necessarily warrant a full-on dialogue … yet often lately, it turns into that. Dinner-time is getting a lot more fun, that’s for sure! Continue reading “Little Conversationalist”
Did you know the average child doesn’t begin developing memories until age two?
This means that for the first two years of a child’s life, they really have no recollection of the early moments: being born, sleeping on their mama/papa’s chests, nursing.
They have no recollection of their early milestones: tracking, giggling, first words, waving hi or bye, rolling over, crawling.
They have no recollection of their early fine motor skills: bringing a bottle or fork to their mouth, putting a block into a bucket, coloring. They just do them. Repetition is their form of learning. Continue reading “I Blog So She Remembers”