Monday, April 23, 2012

Music Monday: Sing, Sing a Song (to which your pre-verbal baby can harmonize)

If my kid gets antsy all I need to do is start singing. One day my mom and I needed a new song to sing while she made dinner (thanks, mom!) and I cleaned up the kitchen so we started singing this classic. Neither of us could remember all the words so we just started singing, "la, la, la, la." Turns out those geniuses at Sesame Street in all their 1970s pro-child (and bell bottoms, and polyester shirt) amazingness knew that mom brain could only handle two verses and those are the actual words to the chorus!

But, they also may have proven their knowledge of child development. Last night I was singing this over and over to my kid who, according to my friend studying speech pathology, is at the "jargon" stage in his language development. He doesn't use actual words, but can have a whole conversation and tell you all about his day in words we aren't privy to. After two rounds, he started singing along with the "la, la" chorus. Every. Time.

Well, at least until his dad came in and I tried to show him that our son is obviously a musical genius.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Your Friday Awesome: Gertrude (Beer) Stein

As an English and Women's Studies major, and a lover of Amy Poehler I think this might be the most awesome thing ever. scATX of Speaker's Corner made this and shows you how you can to via Zazzle. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Breeders: Eat Like a Baby

Another exciting installment in the "things you don't know to expect when you have a baby" files - having a kid means you have to start eating like an adult - or at least wait until after he goes to bed to have brownies.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Breeders: Forget College, We're Going to Need a Grocery Fund

When my sister was a toddler, the pediatrician assured my mother that babies can live on a tablespoon of solid food a day. My kid, on the other hand, eats more than most adults do for breakfast. I can only imagine the grocery bill when he's in high school. Growing a giant is gonna be expensive.

Your Friday Awesome: US Suffrage/Bad Romance Parody

I love me a good history lesson with costumes, choreography and humor.


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