My kid can say a few words, and one of them is “Duffy”.
Cheers to me.
I wanted to be one of those parents that never turned on the TV in front of their kid.
But let’s face it, I want to watch TV. So my kids favorite TV shows just happened to be Hawaii 5–0 and Monday night RAW (WWE wrestling).
And, terrible parent that I am, I found some pretty sweet YouTube videos that I do let her watch.
The YouTube channel is called super simple learning.
For example, instead of “if you’re happy as you know it clap your hands…” they say “if you’re happy happy happy clap your hands…”
Anyways, I cannot recommend this channel enough. She loves the videos, they’re all really easy to watch, and the cute animation and puppetry is adorable.
I also have a crush on the one potatoes, two potatoes, three potatoes four little dudes.
OK, OK . . . Clearly my kid has more than eight toys. But she doesn’t know that!
One of my main goals as a parent was not to have my house over run with crap. Except our dining room which is quite frankly, overrun with crap, the rest of the house is pretty good.
We have a front room and a back room. The front room is mostly kids stuff in the back room is the TV and all that other normal adult boring junk.
Here’s my tip to keeping my house not a toy hellhole:
Once a week I put out eight toys.
And you know what, she does.
Every week I go into those square bins up in that cube thing, and get out eight more toys.
None of it’s new, it’s all toys that she seen and played with before. But you think it was Christmas or something! She’s pretty quiet and well behaved and mesmerized by the “new stuff”. Hey, any time she’s playing quietly by herself is ‘me’ time!
So there you go Internet. That’s my mom hack of the day. More like mom hack of the year, because I really don’t know what I’m doing still.
Man I have been gone for so long, and it sucks!
This is kind of embarrassing, but I’m posting of this blog post from my phone. I’m finally in the 20th century. This whole time of been downloading photos onto my computer, then posting on my computer, it was so time consuming.
Now I’m just walking around the house and talking into my phone. This is the greatest day of my life.
I love that silly microphone feature on my phone. I barely text anybody any more, I just talk text. One say I was actually leaving a message for somebody (like from the ’80s!) and after each sentence I said, “period”! #dork
How old do I sound right now?!?