Month: August 2010

Tag-Team Irrational Kids

When Annika was two years old we learned that we would have better luck reasoning with a politician then her at that age.  Around the time she turned three she seemed to instantly gain some sort of conscience and we could usually come up with some sort of rational compromise.  That day cannot come soon enough with the twins.  I realize it is… Read more →

Our ‘Bugging’ Entomologist

As many of you know our Annika (aged 5) loves bugs.  At her preschool ‘graduation’ after all the princesses, fire fighters, and artists, the teacher announced:  “When Annika grows up she wants to be an entomologist”.  Most of the parents looked at each other and laughed and the kids all looked confused.  Like most parents I hardly even knew how to spell… Read more →

Tolerating Silliness

Annika likes being silly.  She thinks that when she is called a ‘silly girl’ that she has just received the highest compliment possible.  Annika is also not shy at all.  She has no problem going up to people and talking to them.  Sometimes she makes us proud, other times she makes us laugh, and once in a while she loses control of… Read more →