I posted about this on my FB but figured I’d add a more permanent post. This density tower using everyday liquids experiment worked out so well. It was fun to set up and fun to test. The best part is that we didn’t have to buy anything. All of the liquids in this density tower are ones we have in our kitchen on a regular basis.
When Lulu was a toddler we all giggled at all the accidental swear words she was saying. Blueberries became “boobies”, fork became “fuck”, crouton became “cunt” (I don’t even know how she got to that one). We knew what she was saying but still laughed immaturely at her innocent funny toddler mispronunciations. Every once in a while these mistakes happened in public or with people who were not aware and resulted in embarrassing, but hilarious, stories to be shared for a lifetime.
I asked some other moms to share their adventures in funny toddler mispronunciations. These stories are as entertaining as they are cute.
In 2018 you would think that we’d be past this, but we aren’t. I still hear people say things like “Men are just not cut out to take care of babies” and “Babies just need their moms” when a new dad is struggling. Maybe the father seems a little too aggressive when the baby starts crying. Maybe the father seems to miss a button every time he puts a sleeper on the baby – those sleepers have like a million buttons! Maybe the father seems like he’d rather drink beers with his friends than to spend time with his new child. These fathers don’t need pity and excuses. They don’t need to be dismissed as incapable. What new fathers really need is feminism.
I went skating for the first time in a long time this holiday season. We were visiting Toronto for the holidays. My dad is a lover of winter sports and has been excited to introduce his grandkids to them as well. Personally, I’m a wall-hugger at the rink. I am nowhere good enough to teach or support anyone but luckily grandpa is. Grandpa had an endless supply of patience for teaching his first granddaughter. It was lovely to see. This day I learned a lot about skating and patience.
I haven’t had much time to update the blog. We’re in Toronto right now, staying with my parents and enjoying a taste of real winter. Toronto got a new coat of fresh powder overnight so there is plenty of soft fluffy snow to enjoy!
I get a lot of questions this time of year about our multi-cultural and inter-faith holiday traditions. Questions like “You have a Christmas tree? Aren’t you Jewish?” and “If you don’t celebrate Christmas, when do you open presents?” Since Hanukkah begins tomorrow (and so does my birthday!) I figured this is the perfect time to tell you guys all about our crazy Russian-Jewish-Canadian mish mash of Hanukkah-Christmas-New Year’s holiday season. So here is a our whirlwind Chrismukkah holiday traditions intro!