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My Boys Bartering

26 May

Kids making business deals

Fair exchanges

boys smiling

 

My two-year old, Rocco,walks over to where I’m at , takes me by the hand to where he and his brother, Rockford, are having breakfast. He shows me he has finished all his sausages and gestures that he wants the ones sitting on Rockford’s plate. Without saying anything, he picks up his piece of nutri-grain bar from his own plate and hands it to Rockford. Rockford, in turn, places his sausages on Rocco’s plate. And just like that, my boys learned how to barter.

I guess I was called over to supervise their transaction. Who says it’s too early to learn Business 101 at home?

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Pooping in the Potty

24 May

In Praise of My Potty Pooper

He’s 4 and ready for more

bathroom toilet

Mission Accomplished

Now that Rockford is four he has given up his sippy cup and pooping in a diaper. He was determined to do this by four. So the other night I hear…

 

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Stumped by my kid ??!@#$%

2 Mar

You want to know what?

When kids ask the darndest things

What the heck look

HUH?!

Has your kid ever asked you a question from left field where he/she leaves you stumped? Let me share a few of mine with you that I have had thanks to my three year old.

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Documenting our life, one day at a time

24 Feb

Our Family Video Diary

A minute a day

recording with video camera

Our life in action

Have you ever thought of how great it would be to be able to actually look back and see a couple of minutes of your childhood? Maybe sitting with your family for dinner, watching your favorite TV show/cartoon, playing with your parent, being read a book by Mom or Dad? I wish I was so lucky, but at least I can do this for my kids. Here is my challenge to you…

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Friday Funnies From Rockford

17 Feb

Rockford Funnies

Love a kid’s funny perspective

smiling boy

All smiles

The other day I am driving into garage with boys in the backseat. As we approach to park we see Daddy working out…pause. We sit in car for a minute and stare.

Me: “Wow…Daddy is strong!”

Rockford: “Yeah…like me.” ūüôā

 

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Simple Pleasures: Splashing water in the sun.

7 Sep

Summer Heats Up

Water splashing never felt so good

boy playing in water

Simple Joy

On a hot and humid day, we headed out to Balboa Park¬†to visit Rockford’s favorite museums and we ended up spending most of our time outside playing in the water. What joy and delight this simple and pure activity brought to my boys. I watched in delight, once again reminded of life’s simple pleasures.

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Passing on a Legacy (Corona Beach Part 2)

5 Sep

What we gained from our elders

What we leave to our children

 
fisherman with amazing views

Embracing his legacy

 
As we completed our trip in Corona Beach and¬†made a last stop to eat, I looked at my husband’s watery eyes as he simply¬†uttered the words, “I miss him so much.” He was referring to his grandfather, “Tata”. All I could do was hug him and say, “You did it, just like you said you always wanted to…you brought your own kids to Corona Beach. You are carrying on his legacy.”
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