Friday, July 25, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. I totally believe that when babies give a parent a cue for being ready for something, they should take it.

    •For instance if a baby starts throwing their binki out of their crib, take it away.

    •When a kid starts to climb out of their crib, then they might be ready for a toddler bed.

    •When a baby smacks their lips they may be ready to start eating baby food.

    •If a toddler knows when they wet their pants they may be ready for potty training.

    Babies can't talk. I always tried watching their cues for things. Did I miss their communication sometimes? Of course. If you have kids did you try and watch for your babies cues? Yes my kids aren't babies. I just feel like it's the start of communication from child to parent.

  2. Daddy gets on me often for calling all girls "Lady". Even with little girls I say, "She's such a cute little lady". Daddy's like, "'Lady?' That's an insult to be called a 'Lady' when you're not old."

    Do you think it's an insult to be called a certain something? *Besides a cuss word? 

    I guess I'm used to being called a ton of things. I've always had nicknames since I was a little girl. Being a teacher I'm called, "Mrs Apel", "Apes", "Ape Dog", "Miss", "Mrs", and "Mam". Since I'm a college instructor, I just don't care if they have nicknames for me. Being a Mom I'm called, "Mom", and "Mommy". Being a wife I'm called, "Alissa". Being a daughter I'm called, "Liss", "Lissy", "Lissy Ann", "Alissa", and my off the wall nickname "Elsie".

  3. School is so close to starting. I don't have to work as hard this year because I converted a ton of files from QuarkXPress to InDesign last year. It's the time of year where paper is used a lot. I printed all my syllabi already. Every year when it's a major printing time, a printer breaks. This time it's the staplers. They have internal staplers, and I can't get either of them to work. It seems like when you really need something it's broken. 

  4. I've had 2 students tell me that they're pregnant since school got out. No matter what races through my mind I always say, "Congrats!" In this day and age it's hard being pregnant at their age. I don't think they need to hear a lecture from everyone they run across.

  5. Both boys have decided that their sheets on their beds are worthless. They try to sleep on top of it. A Mother's pet peeve. What's a pet peeve that you have?


Masshole Mommy said...

Around here, it's insulting to be called ma'am unless your old. Lady I think is fine, but don't call me ma'am!

~ Noelle said...

I think Lady is cute...
lol, I have never heard it before though...

Theresa Mahoney said...

Just as long as I am not called honey or sweetie, I don't care what I am called. Especially when the person saying those names to me is much younger than I am!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You are right - they definitely don't need to hear a lecture from every one they run across. What good does that do??

Eat To Live said...

Oh man, these young girls getting pregnat isn't cool. Poor little babies they bring into the world are going to have it rough.


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