I’ve loved watching my kids through every stage and every age. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration – on the morning of Jackson’s third birthday he turned into an unrecognizable little monster for about 6 months and Lily is still full-throttle in her terrible two’s. I had hoped she had found her way out last week but as I (stupidly) spoke those words out loud the spell was broken and the tantrums began again. But even on days when I feel like my head might actually explode from it’s inability to process another request or fit the echo of more screams, my kids can still make me laugh.
My favourite question from Jackson came when he was just a few months shy of his 4th birthday. We were having a story time when he stopped to ask if he was real. After I confirmed that he was indeed real he responded “But how do we know that someone isn’t just reading a story about us?” I sat there staring at him in awe; completely fascinated by his mind.
Fast forward almost two years and this morning just as my coffee was starting to send it’s sweet rays of joy through my system granting me a few beautiful, albeit chemically induced, moments of calm before the day began Jack broke the glorious silence to ask: ‘Mom, can you speak Toaster?’
And with that I decided to change things up a bit. Our contest is still running where we are giving away a set of Signing Stickers, Signing Flash Cards, tote bag AND a $40 gift certificate from our friends at Bugalug (www.bugalugbaby.com). So your little girl (or niece, friend, student…) can look even more adorable as she’s signing! A prize value of over $85! The final day to enter is still September 3rd (random winner drawn on the 4th) but we’re changing the rules. To enter tell us one of the best things your kids have ever said. Funny, silly, crazy, strange – whatever it was, we would love to hear it! If you would like you can still tell us about your baby girl’s first hairstyle too. And we will throw your name in the hat again if you decide to join us on Twitter or facebook. Just post your story here or on our facebook page but remember to tell us if you’ve taken advantage of the additional entries (ie: follow or fan).
Looking forward to hearing your stories!Must be a resident of Canada or the Continental United States.