Tag: Two-Year-Olds

On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 5 ~ Two-year-olds have enthusiasm and great appreciation for “the little things” in life.

| November 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 5 ~ Two-year-olds have enthusiasm and great appreciation for “the little things” in life.

It can be inspiring to see the world through the eyes of a two-year-old. So many regular experiences we take for granted bring immense joy to them. To them, the little things are big things. These include, but are not limited to: – Finding a huge stick to carry on a walk – Licking muffin […]

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On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 4 ~ 2-Year-Olds See Your Safety Instructions as Big “Wet Paint” Signs

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 4 ~ 2-Year-Olds See Your Safety Instructions as Big “Wet Paint” Signs

I admit that when I see a “Wet Paint” sign even now, I’m very much tempted to poke whatever’s been painted and see if the sign is telling the truth.  “Sticky,” I’ll remark to myself, “story checks out.”  When I was a kid, Mom told me, “DON’T look at the sun.” Well. Doesn’t THAT make […]

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On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 3

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 3

3. All two-year-olds all have a natural skill called the “Wet Noodle”. It’s a very effective form of resistance that expends little energy (for them, I mean). You know, when it’s time to and they don’t want to. When you try to pick them up, their bones suddenly liquefy, and it’s like trying to lift a 30-pound garbage bag […]

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On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 2

| October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 2

(The following is the second part in my series of observations on two-year-olds) 2. Don’t expect a two-year-old to understand when “it’s not a good time” for certain activities or requests. It’s always a good time. If I’m on the phone, it’s a good time to ask me very urgently if I remember what bees […]

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