The anecdotes in the blog today are a hodge podge of things that really wouldn’t work as a complete blog, so I thought I would just throw them together here in one. Please forgive the randomness …
Somewhere over the last couple weeks, I neglected to mark a milestone. I would have never guessed that I would post over 900 blogs when I started this site, but I have! Many of you have been here from the start and I thank you for reading. Thank you for reading about everything from diaper changes to my favorite movies and music. Thank you for listening to my many rants. Thank you for supporting the many changes my life has gone through and for your wonderful encouragement.
Maybe I have enough written to compile that book I have been meaning to write?
No More High Chair
Andrew has officially outgrown the high chair. I admit, it was nice to be able to put him in there and know that he would stay in one spot while he ate, however, it was time. So Sam and I brought out Ella’s table and now they can eat together. The above picture is in the middle of the living room temporarily while we rearranged the room.
We Got a Tonie
A funny thing happened this week. My wife was telling me, “I think I wanna get one of those Tonie Boxes.” I had no idea what she was talking about. She told me that it was like an Alexa for kids. You place this “Tonie” on the top and it reads books or plays stories. I had no idea what it looked like, but I pictured a small speaker with like a flash drive on it or something.
That same day – not 2 hours later – a box was out on the porch. My friend Margaret had sent the kids a birthday/Christmas present. I opened the box and I saw what looked like a package you might find a set of books in. Nope, it was a Tonie! My wife and I looked at each other in disbelief.
When I called Margaret so the kids could say thank you, I told her the story of our conversation and the arrival of her box. She couldn’t believe it. She told me that she saw it while walking through Meijer. She had no idea if the kids would even like it, and made sure to include the gift receipt in case we wanted to take it back. She included a few extra Tonie characters in the box and they kids love it!!
There are many Tonie characters you can get that tell stories and play music. You can even create your own content. If you have a little one, it is worth it!
My daughter, Ella, is a constant source of laughter. Many times that comes at my expense. The following conversation took place this week:
Ella (with a hairbrush): Daddy, can I brush your hair?
Me: Baby, I don’t have any hair to brush
Ella: Yes you do!
I posted this picture on my Facebook and a friend commented, “Throw that brush away! She doesn’t want to catch the BALD!”
I saw this posted on one of the Instagram pages I follow and got a good chuckle. ALL parents can relate to this!
Have a great weekend!