what they’re doing now


Graham declared that he could no longer sleep in his tiny co-sleeper — or with us — since our tossing and turning and breath-checking was keeping him awake. And to prove it, he slept in his room in his crib ALL. NIGHT. LONG. That’s right, people, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. (Of course I was awake at 3:30 anyway… breath-checking) I suspect that this was just a teaser and he will continue to team up with Violet in ensuring no parents get a full night’s sleep for many years to come.


Violet is once again learning how to be polite. She kind of gave it up when Graham was born and prefers us to prompt her to say please every single time she asks for something. So I decided to give her a new linguistic challenge: “Could I ____, please?” She seemed to enjoy figuring out this new structure. For someone learning the language, it must be strange to find out that “I want water” gives a completely different impression than “Could I have some water, please?”. After all, we learn the former first. Who made up these rules, anyway? My ESL students struggled with this issue a lot.

Oh, and Violet also draws suns now.


3 responses to “what they’re doing now”

  1. Elizabeth

    Wait until she hits five or six and reverts to one word baby talk: “Water” or “Me want water.” Oh, that’s a fun regression as you repeatedly tell them, “I can’t understand you if you don’t use a full sentence in your big boy/girl voice.” We’re still waiting for that phase to end. It’s been going on for well over a year now!

  2. Mom/Granny

    Oh the cuteness!!

  3. Kristen

    Love the photos! Glad to hear you’re getting some sleep (finally!). I wish we were in the same town so we could hang with our little peanuts together. While miles apart, still nice to hear someone else is struggling and surviving the madness 🙂 Isn’t it fun?!?

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