in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

a two year old's stories and songs

when we got to school this morning,
john wanted to go on a slide -
very specifically, THAT slide.
as a part of our night-night routine, i often tell john a story, and frequently sing songs as well. so it comes as no surprise that he's recently started to tell stories to me, too, and to sing songs.

i thought i'd share the lyrics to john's version of 'twinkle twinkle little star,' per last night's performance.

"twinkle twinkle twinkle star
how i how what you mommy
h i j k ellmenohpeee
up above sky so high
twinkle twinkle twinkle star!"

but the piece de resistance last night was john's story that he told me. typically i tell him very short stories about toys that like to play with john and his best friend buddy. they encounter some kind of trouble, john and/or buddy and/or daddy saves the day, and they go back to playing alllllll dayy looong.

so john informed me that *he* was going to tell *me* a story. and it went like this:

"once a time, there orange truck. play with john and buddy! oh, no! orange truck wheel broken! oh, no! daddy fix it. yay daddy! play alllll dayyyy long. the end."

i'm telling you, this kid has a career in storytelling. but that may just be a mommy speaking.

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