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December 2011 Archive:

Giving The Gift of Food

by bkhoury on December 22, 2011

As we prepare to travel over the holidays, we decided to celebrate the “coming of Santa” a little early this year. And yes, it was the best year yet with my three year old in awe over the fact that he timidly had asked Santa just a few weeks prior for a train roundhouse and some troublesome trucks. (Ryan and I both expressed slight relief that our son when confronted with a strange guy in a red suit found him creepy enough to have major reservations about getting too close.) And when Santa came, he actually LEFT them under the tree (thank you grandma and grandpa). Read More

Post Nap Grumpies

by bkhoury on December 15, 2011

Recently my three year old son – my “challenging” one’’—woke up from an amazing two hour nap. At this age sometimes he needs one, and sometimes he doesn’t (although mommy always needs him to take one). Most often the question truthfully is not really “Does he need one?” but “Will he take one?” Read More

Time Change Trouble

by bkhoury on December 08, 2011

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but we are still not fully recovered from the “fall back” time change. Our new wake-up time until just recently has been 5am. This has sent our schedule into a tailspin. Hunter, our two year old, wants to eat lunch at 11. I know that one of the fundamental ways to get the body clock set right is to change meal times. I compromise by letting him have a very light snack (unless I’m exhausted I may give into a more substantial carb-laden nibble). School pick-up time for my other son is noon, and the exhausted Hunter will be sawing logs by the time we make the five minute trek to the school. Read More

The Great Negotiation

by bkhoury on December 01, 2011

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year it feels like the table wasn’t even cleared before the Christmas craziness kicked in. Will has finally reached the age where I can lord over him the fact that Santa doesn’t bring toys to naughty boys and he had better be good. I do admit I feel a tinge of guilt propagating this fantasy.

Despite my lectures about everything we have to be thankful about, the boys didn’t quite get Thanksgiving other than the fact that it was a party where there is “fire” on the table and they get to eat pie! Oh and did Will eat pie. He has also reached the age where dessert has taken on a new importance in his life. And as a mom, I have shamefully taken full advantage of this fact. Read More

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