Lincoln: “Look, Adelaide, an excavator!”
Adelaide “An excavator, wow.”
We hear this a couple of times a day.
These two are about as darling and crazy as they can be.
Another recent favorite:
Me: Who will be at the gym today?
Adelaide: Lots of friends!
Me: Which friends do you like to play with?
Lincoln: I like to play with Catherine….. but my BEST friend is my sister.
A few notes about toddler related things right now:
1// We’ve been implementing a new disagreement/problem strategy I read recently where I verbalize the problem and ask them for solutions. It’s been a sanity saver for me and it’s been really neat seeing Lincoln come up with the solutions. Here’s how it worked today.
scenario: we’re driving in the car and the kids want to listen to different things
me: It sounds like we have a problem. Adelaide wants to listen to Moana or Animal Alphabet and Lincoln wants to listen to Scripture Scouts. What could we do about that.
lincoln: We could have two phones (we listen to music through the car speakers via my phone)
me: That would work if we had another phone, but we just have my phone. What else could we do?
lincoln: We could listen to Scripture Scouts on the way there and on the way back.
me: It sounds like you would like that. Adelaide, would you like to listen to Scripture Scouts on the way there and on the way back?
me: Okay, Adelaide would not like that. What else could we do?
lincoln: We could listen to Animal Alphabet on the way there and Scripture Scouts on the way back!
me: Adelaide, would you like to listen to Animal Alphabet on the way there and Scripture Scouts on the way back?
2// I’m still obsessed with the cotton dresses from Lorraine & Co. Adelaide wears the few she has regularly and on these hot days I’ve been breaking out mine on days I just can’t wear pants. They’ve each been washed 5 or 6 times and are still looking as good as new. I can’t wait to see what they come out with for fall.
3// I’ve almost entirely stopped making regular meals around here. Ben isn’t home for dinner 90% of the time and Adelaide doesn’t eat anything anyway, so we’ve been improvising. I just try to make sure there’s a whole grain, a protein, and a vegetable option on the table and call it good. Last week the kids had beef jerky, whole wheat bread (plain bread, they ask for that A LOT), and sugar snap peas for dinner. I’m setting new goals to cook + introduce new foods regularly once it isn’t 95 degrees and too hot to turn on the oven.
a few more pictures from a Sunday evening on HBS campus