Hey Jealousy

Widget2 is a youngest child who jealously clings to all the privileges the title “youngest” confers. As it happens, our Thanksgiving guests included a baby girl younger than him, and my son was none-too-pleased. When the girl placed her hand on my leg, Widget2 grabbed it and scolded her, “No! My¬†Daddy!” To show who was…

Wordsmith

Having been distracted by the unicorns in his head the day we taught him human anatomy, Widget1 has created his own name for the big toe. He calls it his “thumb toe.”

Birthday Surprise

What better way to celebrate Widget2’s second birthday than to shower him with gifts that horrify? The Tomy motorized Constructable stegosaurus sent him running for cover. So of course I rushed to comfort the lad in the way I know best — by chasing him down with the stegosaurus and roaring at him. Later, another…