Snapchat makes no friggin’ sense to me, but I have it nonetheless. I mean, any millennial that runs a website should use Snapchat, right? Regardless, I’ve never sent a snap, and have pretty much forgot about it.
There was a time in Isabel’s brief life that half of her understandable vocabulary was Spanish. That was also the time when she only knew about 6 words. Needless to say, she now says a few more words, and seems to be saying more words in English. But ask her something in Spanish, and she knows exactly what you mean, exactly what to bring you, or exactly what needs to be done (within the limits of a toddler’s comprehension, of course). However, we’re still working on fetching drinks…
Isabel loves to read. And she loves when we read to her even more. She grabs her books from the shelf and assumes the position in our lap, without fail. But for some god forsaken reason, she has been insisting that we read to her the minute she wakes up at 6:30 am. We can barely comprehend walking down the hallway, and she’s ready to go!
You’re my little mammal.
Isabel is going through a tough stretch right now. She’s teething and it seems like she is much more uncomfortable this time around (at least that’s what our spidey senses tell us). Either that, or she’s simply more aware of what’s going on and the different sensations coursing through her gums, and is vocalizing that awareness.
It’s has been well-documented across the internet that toddlers lose their shit over the most random things. They are basically human tectonic plates (hey, I live in California) – usually they are fine, but without warning they can slip, and all hell breaks loose. Seemingly ordinary actions cause an immediate and catastrophic meltdown, and we usually have absolutely no clue what caused it. In my brief time as a dad to a toddler, and inspired by a comment made by Mrs. FWL a few days ago while dressing our daughter, this is my short list of toddler meltdown triggers, that I’m sure will quickly grow:
Part of being a parent is teaching your child about teamwork, determination, and taking risks, as these are all skills that will come in handy later in life. School will get tough, their career will undoubtedly force them to make tough decisions, and who knows, they may find themselves stranded in a remote forest during a lightening storm. Wait, what?