Posts tagged kids
Posts tagged kids
Crackable eggs for kids play, by LilKingdom
We’ve previously written about explaining transition to younger kids, but there’s absolutely nothing better than a book to do the trick. The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Fairy and Backwards Day are two great children’s books by S. Bear Bergman that explain what being transgender feels like in a very simple, child-friendly way. These would be appropriate for a wide variety of age groups and excellent to affirm to identities of transgender children, explain gender issues to children with trans* parents or family members, or simply educate kids about gender differences.
On a complete whim, I pulled out my headphones and handed my ‘droid (Otterboxed of course) to Squishy last night after I got back from walking the dog.
I had been listing to The Real McKenzies on shuffle and generally rocking out to Scottish-Canadian punk rock. They proceeded to dance all over the bed throwing their arms everywhichwhere and seriously rocking out. Especially during the bagpipe solos.
I totally need to take them to a McKenzies show the next time they come through Philly. Unfortunately, I think they’re touring Europe right now so it’ll probably be a little while until they’re around again.
They are such a musical child. They’ve been dancing and singing literally since they were born. Squishy is going to have soooooo much fun at Folkfest this year. I can’t wait.
After much fighting, and great sufferings brought about by the torments of war, the child has gone down for their second nap of the day.
The eternal question remains: was it magical tall mommy boobs or sheer exhaustion that brought the conflict to a close?
I’m voting for magic mommy boobs
Buried in information about breast pumps (who knew there was so much info out there?) while the baby throws a horrendous tantrum about taking his nap.
The tantrums are really new. Usually he fusses for a minute or two before falling asleep, but lately he’s been shrieking for an hour plus any time he gets put down for bed. The shrieks are interspersed with cries of “Mommy!” and “WHY!” in a really demanding tone. He’s been tantruming more about other things too, like the fact that it takes 30 secs to warm his milk cup (which is hardly new information, as that’s been the case for the last 6 months that he’s been getting a milk cup) or the fact that we won’t let him outside without shoes or pants on. Nothing has changed about his schedule, he gets naps at the same time every day and goes to bed at the same time every day, so its not like he’s adjusting to something unexpected.
Just when one kid gets over the tantrums another starts. Oy freaking vey.
Please note, this is my housemate’s youngest child, not mine. I’m not really sure how to deal with this because I don’t know him as well as she does. That said, there is a clear difference between his “I desperately need something [food/diaper change/some other comfort related issue]” cry and his “I’m really pissed off right now so I’m gonna scream as loud as I can” cry. Which, interestingly enough, developed around the same time as his tendency to hit people, shout “OW” and laugh.