Toddlers Without Tiaras

… tales of my threenager

Winter Fun

With Spring just around the corner, I have no choice but to come to terms with what could have been. This post is less about the Threenager, and more about what I was trying to build for her. The back yard rink. A great Canadian childhood right of passage. What is more magical than spending […]

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Wed, March 25 2015 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Never Trust a Toddler

Something wasn’t right. As she walked towards me, tying to entice me with a free makeover, my gut told me to walk away. Clutched in her hand, a hairbrush dripping with water. With a twinkle in her eye she said “I do it ALL BY MYSELF! … I brush your hair!” It is hard to […]

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Sat, February 14 2015 » Tantrums, Uncategorized » No Comments

An Answer for Everything

Big Sis loves her Nana. On many levels I suspect she ranks higher than her parents, her sister, and even Santa on her favourites list. Big Sis has a sixth sense. She instantly knows when Nana is on the phone, and will run from the opposite side of the house to talk to her. When […]

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Wed, January 14 2015 » Uncategorized » No Comments

And a new year begins

Christmas was a lot of fun this year. Big Sis asked Santa for 4 items: a doctor’s kit, a baby, a book, and a box.  Santa delivered 3 of the 4 items.   Santa wrapped the gifts this year; he usually doesn’t. This provided the first entertainment for Christmas morning. Big Sis spent more time […]

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Mon, January 5 2015 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Sniff Test

We’ve all done it! Scenario 1: You go away for the weekend –  You reach in your bag, search every pocket and corner, empty the bag, fill the bag, empty the bag again – you forgot to pack your extra socks, undershirt, pants, whatever the item is. You need it, and you only have what […]

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Tue, November 25 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

You’re ruining everything!

A year ago my youngest brother married the love of his life.  While they both looked incredible, the flower girls stole the show (err actually leaf girls, buy you get the picture).  Too cute for words! My niece is 3 years older than my daughter. She took the role very seriously. She  practiced for days […]

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Mon, October 20 2014 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments


When encountering new creatures it is important to instill confidence and curiosity in young Threenager minds. Tonight we found a frog (maybe a toad … it was something that jumped).  I grabbed Big Sis to see. I tried to get her to pick it up. She said ‘No!’ And ran away. I managed to place […]

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Sat, September 27 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Top Notch Parenting

Driving home on Sunday Big Sis started singing a little song. Somehow I feel her father influenced her words. So glad this is her most recent speech accomplishment. Listen closely to figure out what she is saying.  

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Mon, September 22 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Just Happened … chocolate + toddler + car = bad decision

Despite my better judgment I shared my Ghirardelli Toffee Dark Chocolate with my Threenager this evening. I gave her a small test piece. She loved it and ate it without any mess. I then gave her a full square. Imagine my horror when I looked in the rear view mirror, catching a glimpse of chocolate […]

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Mon, September 15 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

no more apples!

Today Big Sis informed me that she doesn’t like apples. Perhaps the 5 dozen muffins, 6 dozen squares, 1 pot of applesauce, and apple slices every day for the past week were too much. Big Sis informed me after her nap this afternoon. She set the table for dinner.  Each place had a container of […]

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Mon, September 15 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

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