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Potty Training

Potty Training

Umm… make that potty-mouth training. The other night we were all sitting at the table eating dinner. Violet got a bit too over-zealous with her tomato juice and dumped the entire cup in her lap. “Wet! Wet! Wet!” she immediately started crying. So we whipped her out of her chair and set her on the […]

Wordy Update

Wordy Update

Written several weeks ago: Don’t be fooled, she knows more than she lets on. Last night Rob and Violet were doing their nigh-night rocking/reading routine. Then, apparently, Rob got lazy because he just started leaving out words. No worries, though, because Violet promptly filled them in for him. This seems to work not just for […]

The Explosion

The Explosion

Yes, it’s here. The language explosion. Spoken, that is. Of course our heads are exploding from the cuteness. Who knew that the word “button” could be so adorable? Hmmm. Then Gramma came to visit. Gramma is Italian. And lives on Long Island. Stands to reason she likes to talk. And Violet loves talking to her. […]

Wajee

Wajee

I was a little ticked off at our pediatrician a couple months ago during the year-and-a-half well-check. She asked how Violet’s verbal skills are progressing and I told her she has about a 50-60 word vocabulary. This seemed to impress her until I mentioned that those words were all signs. Her spoken vocabulary at that […]

Sunsangnim

I’ve started teaching again. Just 6 hours a week (plus 3 hours commute plus untold hours over-preparing due to my I’ve-been-out-of-the-workforce-for-a-year angst). So, a little extra busy. But it’s good to get back in it. My students are a couple of Chinese programmers who work for Dell. Their main concerns are pronunciation and communicating socially […]

No hablo espanol

When we moved here, I was very excited to learn Spanish. After all, Korean is so completely different from English, and we learned to get by. Spanish would be a snap, right? Well, okay, so we can order our migas and cerveza, but that’s about it. Surely Violet will translate for us when she becomes […]

Why I did it…

Okay, I finally had to suck it up and jump in on the blog bandwagon. Why would I join the ranks of those I secretly scoffed at for so long? Well, the reasons are twofold, or threefold, or multifold… um, there is an origami-crane of reasons. First of all, I’ve been a journal-writer since I […]