Posts Tagged ‘babysitter’

No, I did NOT say that!

No, I did NOT say that!

The Joy of Breastfeeding

I have been breastfeeding my newborn for the last two weeks, and one time I was teasing my 4-year old daughter that maybe one day Daddy and I can go see a movie while she stayed home and babysat her little brother. She said,

I don’t think milk will come out of my nickels.”

– Miranda, age 4

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First Word: Dog


Everything that resembled an animal was called "dog."

I saw my 8-month old niece, Allyson, this weekend. She is starting to talk or make noises that sound like words. It was very cute to listen to her utter the words “da-da-da” over and over, and seeing my brother’s face light up. “Hey, Babe (his wife)… Allyson’s first word is ‘da-da’!”

My 4-year old daughter asked me, “Mommy, what was MY first word?” I didn’t have to think hard or look it up in her baby book. I knew exactly what it was. I replied, “Your first word was ‘dog’.” Interestingly enough, we don’t even have a dog. Her sitter back then did though. So even though my daughter only spent two days a week at the sitter’s house, she managed to fall in love with the dog, thus making it her first word.

Do you remember your child’s first word?

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