Archive for the child development Tag

So Doctor. . .About That EFFING Stick Figure. . .

So if you recall from last post, the Pediatrician encouraged me to show Mac how to draw stick figures. Male and female stick figures. It’s apparently vital to his development, well-being, and success as an adult. Or something. Here’s my stick figure story: When I was in grade school, there was this girl Susie.  She was really cool because she
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Daddy’s A Woozel! And I’m A FAILURE!

So yesterday was Mac’s 3-year well-child visit with the Pediatrician. And she didn’t disappoint. I walked out of there feeling like a complete parenting failure. As we all know, Mac is not fond of the Doctor, so I was initially feeling very fortunate he was just clinging to Chris for dear life and mildly hyperventilating as opposed to thrashing about
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Reluctant Mother Needs A User’s Guide. . .For A Penis

A few evenings ago, Chris went upstairs to get the tub ready for Mac’s bath.  While I was preparing dinner, I stripped Mac down and let him run around in all his glory for a few minutes. I turned my attention to the stove for a moment and when I turned around again, I noticed Mac had placed his rubber
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Is It Possible to Baby-Proof My Judgment?

I think we all know by now, my parenting expertise has been gleaned from Dr. Sears, keeping a few domesticated animals alive, and perhaps occasionally The Deadliest Catch. The first 6, 8, 10 months with the kid haven’t been too taxing despite my cluelessness.  Mac has a generally pleasant demeanor and I’ve been able to essentially indulge his every need
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