Category Archives: Communication

The Usual Suspect

    Timothy is making more sounds and his favorite word is ‘carrrrrr’, and he says it whenever he sees a car or hears the word spoken.  His pronunciation resembles someone from Boston clearing their throat as they say ‘car’ … Continue reading

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The frog and the fringe benefit

  More than a year ago, for some reason we decided to put away the 80 year old rug we purchased while travelling in Istanbul, Turkey.  Recently, with signs of winter arriving, we’ve talked about covering up part of the hardwood … Continue reading

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Cheeky monkey

 Eating out with Timothy is like a game of speed chess.  He makes his move, we respond, our response opens up a new opportunity for him, he counter strikes and we quickly try to put an end to his offensive.  … Continue reading

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India ahead

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Timothy spends a good portion of his time in two areas — trying to eat and trying NOT to go to sleep.  But I neglected the third leg on that stool – trying … Continue reading

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The Penguin

While there is no French in our heritage, we have relatives and friends in France and have been lucky to spend a lot of time over there. Maybe that’s why sometimes during meals at home (and I say this at the … Continue reading

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Smoking section

We’ve traveled a lot with our kids and we know the airplane drill well.  But to the passengers of Delta flight 1117 last Wednesday, we looked like new – if greying – parents on baby’s maiden flight (even though it … Continue reading

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Online dodgeball

Laura got up with Timothy a few times last night.  He’s got a red, runny nose and is enduring a summer cold, allergies or possibly teething (we’re casting a wide net on this diagnosis).  When he started making noise at … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln

         We often suffer from ‘TRBL hearing’ in our house.  It’s not that Timothy’s hearing is bad.  In fact, although we worried for the first year and a half of his life about his hearing, recent tests confirmed that his … Continue reading

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The Book Swatter

I never saw it coming.  Last week I mentioned that Timothy had started beeping noses.  Then, as I fed him yesterday, Timothy was sitting in his high chair and I turned my back to him to get his milk from … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate

(note: I originally wrote this entry as if it was not our kids soaking up our sage advice, but it was us, so here it is)  When our two girls were very young, we sat down and talked with them … Continue reading

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