I can’t get enough of the funny things kids say, and I think I’ll be really, really sad when my kids stop saying “baff” for “bath.” A few other favorites at the moment…
- Peep the cat = Pete the Cat
- Vitaminute = Vitamin
- Browned = Brown
- Hippo Miss Potamus = Hippopotomus
- Pickups = Hiccups
Milo has had recurrent hives the last few months and we CANNOT pin down what’s causing them. We haven’t bought any new brands of anything–detergents, soaps, lotions, diapers, etc. We haven’t eaten any new foods that would be causing them, and we haven’t even gone anywhere super new that would have an environmental trigger. So, this week, we had to visit the allergist.
Many children get recurrent hives with no known cause, others have them in response to a virus, some are just super sensitive to histamines. I’m just desperately hoping he doesn’t have a food issue. Because, guys, if we have to give up coconut or nuts or rice or anything else on top of gluten and dairy…I’m going to cry. Real tears.
I went to a barre class this week as part of a blogger meet-up. It was my first one here, and honestly, I was pretty nervous. Do I bring business cards? Do I bring my DSLR or just my phone? Am I going to be the only one who’s never done barre before? Does everyone else already know each other?
And you know what? It went really, really well. My legs (shaking as they were) didn’t give out! Everyone I met was friendly and nice. I met bloggers with a bigger online presence than I have and smaller online presence than I have, and it was just great. It was a good ice-breaker to these sorts of things, and I’m excited to go to another. I’d love to be attending more conferences, but with the needs at home, I think blogger meet-ups and local events will need to do for now.
p.s. I got a pair of barre socks at the event and they are so thick and nice! It’s been really unseasonably chilly here this week, and they’ve been my saving grace around the house. I think I’m getting myself another pair to tuck in my stocking.
I love watching Sophie’s art process evolve. We hardly do any directing at all when it comes to art. Occasionally, we’ll provide something like paints or a new package of our favorite play dough, but she comes up with the ideas all on her own and then says “make it work.”
She’s done crayons, watercolors, and dot paintings, mixed her own paints, made “cards,” done collages and mixed media projects, and she’s currently in the middle of a big “sculpting” phase. She’ll form shapes, make necklaces, or (most often lately) design a dress for her dolls. I love watching her mind work.
Sophie’s other big thing right now is accessories, which she refers to as making something “special.” Whether that’s a necklace (or 3), or a headband (or 2) or a bow (or 4), or a stray feather or flower she found outside. She’s doing a LOT of decorating. It’s not unusual to walk into her bedroom and find that each stuffed animal is bejeweled with 2-7 sparkly, shiny, or colorful “decorations.”
It’s a phase I can totally roll with, even if we get funny looks at the grocery store sometimes. Why not add a little special to things? It’s like putting sprinkles on life.
Happy Weekend, dear reader!
Wishing you every good thing
& hoping you had a wonderful Veterans’ Day.