Both of my kids were born about a week before the due date, so there might be something to it.
My wife and I both like real cheese. Kraft singles are never seen in my house, and Velvetta is only used for Queso. So, my son grew up getting grilled cheese sandwiches made with real cheese, though admittedly Colby and relatively mild cheddar most of the time. When we ate cheese, which we often eat just as a snack,…
I’m late to the party, always late, but (I’m late, I’m late. For a very important date. No time to say hello. Goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late) but I just had to mention that I like this for myself! Thanks! My son will never be interested in classic literature (though I recently bought him a couple Hardy Boys and…
Why the middle of the night? Peter Martin, the lead author of the study, explains that it may have to do with human evolution.
Is it actually a rule of the universe that pregnant women must be photographed with one hand under their bump? Or just a rule of journalism?
I can definitely vouch for the value of being exposed to a foreign language from a young age. I grew up in an area where, due to its proximity to a Spanish speaking country, Spanish was common even though the national language was Dutch. In fact much of TV programming was in Spanish . Native language programming was…
I quite literally stayed awake all night one night to finish The Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged, translated from the original French) because I could not put it down and go to sleep. I *had* to know how it ended. It remains one of my all-time favorite novels.
1) Audiobooks. Seriously, find some that are well-performed and it will help.
I like classics. I liked them when I was young, too.
I do this every day!
At the end of the day I’m not willing to listen to anyone. Everything goes right into “email me and we’ll talk tomorrow” mode. Same with most people I work with.
Hermit crabs are not a kids pet. They are very hard to keep correctly and require a lot of walk. You will need a large enough tank, a way to keep the humidity high enough 2 bowls of water fresh & salt as they breath through gills so need to keep sea water in their shells and the bowls need to be deep enough to…
I am not a parent, but here are a couple of doozies I have heard from friends with kids over the years:
1) telling your kid that the ice cream truck driver only plays music so everyone will know they are out of ice cream
2) teaching your kid that saltine crackers are called “cookies,” so when your kid is at daycare they…
My kids love the rides/arcade on the boardwalk. But after a few rides and games, we say - “Well we are out of tickets today, we will have to come back another day when we get more.” They don’t know we have a refillable card, that will pretty much last all summer.
My mother has passed down “if you lie your penis will fall off” my 6year now regularly tells her brother that (granted the kid has some tall tales ) . It’s hilarious
When my son doesn't want to go grocery shopping with Mom, and stay home with dad I tell him that dad is cleaning up dog poop, and toilets, he can help. Tune changes real quick. Or when my wife and I want to go to dinner alone. We tell him we are going to dinner to eat escargot. He would rather stay with Grandma.
When I’m at work, my wife tells my kids that, “Only dads are allowed to install batteries.”
I think this is the year that my kids (6 & 8) are going to find out about Santa. Their critical thinking skills are good enough to call bullshit on Jesus, but they’re still rolling with Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.