Monday, July 14, 2014

Car seats in the summer and the texting trend...

There's been a lot of talk recently about parents, caregivers, etc. "forgetting" their children in the car - specifically during the summer which usually ends in tragedy.  Personally, I cannot imagine "forgetting" my child in the car.  It just doesn't compute in my brain.

I would like to offer a suggestion which will also help with another problem that seems to be becoming more prevalent: texting while driving.  Design a carseat that will only buckle when you attach your cell phone to it.

Eureeka:  No texting while driving. And I'm sure no one will forget their precious cell phone (I mean: child) in the car.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A lesson in prejudice? Bullying? Independent play? Anger management?

To the two mothers on the playground who completely ruined our morning:

I'd like to thank you for the free hearing test.  Despite being told that I have Tinnitus from playing my electric guitar too loudly in the 90's, you have helped me realize that I do in fact have decent hearing.

Your free hearing test was administered after you witnessed the following chain of events: 

Mom #1's son (hereafter known as "Oscar") was sitting in the tunnel slide playing with his little toy car.

My daughter toddled over to the slide and I said, "Come on.  Let's go on the swing."

Friday, May 2, 2014

Things I have learned while watching television with my daughter...

My daughter and I don't watch a lot of television.  But when we do, I have absolutely no choice but to give the show that we watch my undivided attention.  It's really not an option.  One, I don't like to use my iPhone around her.  We would like to keep her tech-ignorant for as long as possible.  Second, watching television is a structured activity referred to as "chee-chee guggles" - that's "t.v. and cuddling" for those of you who are not familiar with toddler-speak.  

So, while watching various movies and shows, I have picked up on a few things that I would like to share with you.  And, I don't doubt that some of you may also share some of these opinions.