essential oils, Kid quotes, Parenting

Child’s play

Big Brother enjoys playing with swords. Soft of course, but swords (and light sabers) are a very big hit right now. As we were playing today, I got both of his legs in one go because he let his focus wander. "Oh no, I've chopped your legs off! Whatever will you do?!" I exclaim. "I… Continue reading Child’s play

around the home, Kid quotes, Parenting

4-year-old + toilet = ?

Well, today was a day. Big Brother decided to unroll an entire roll of toilet paper and shove it into the toilet, just so he could have the tube to play with. Then he tried to flush. And then he decided to try plunging to see if that would help. "A" for effort, buddy. He… Continue reading 4-year-old + toilet = ?

Kid quotes, natural health, outdoors, Parenting

My little healer

A conversation Big Brother and I had today: B: Mama, what are those? (Touches my lower earlobes.) M: Those are holes for earrings. B: If someone pulled on them, they would rip out and hurt you. M: Yes. You remember when I explained that to you a while ago? B: Yes. And you would bleed.… Continue reading My little healer

Kid quotes, Parenting

Destruction and Peace

"Do you like this wall, Mama? If you take a picture of it, can I knock it down?" I have made it clear not to knock things down immediately after we finish building them (the better to appreciate our handiwork). Though apparently if I take a picture, that idea is moot. I understand that kids like to… Continue reading Destruction and Peace

Kid quotes, Parenting

Manger ces poissons!

Big Brother really makes me laugh. The other day, he approached me with a handful of triangle Magnatiles, asked "Would you like some pizza?" and immediately answered for me "Sure you would! It's fish pizza!" I like to encourage creativity in all forms, so I just said "Oh wow, fish pizza!" and his face lit up… Continue reading Manger ces poissons!