Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The first time Zeke hit Ben, I was shocked and scared and I did everything I shouldn't have.  I got angry, I yelled, and I put him in time out for 3 minutes instead of 2.  Now that Zeke has attacked Ben more times than I can count, I have managed a standardized, calmer response.  Not every time, of course, but an increasing proportion of the time.  
I'm always sad when my boys fight.  But, when the pendulum swings to the other side...it is beautiful.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Sometimes Zeke drinks a good amount of water on a mostly empty stomach.  Then he likes to shake his belly and hear the water slosh around.  Listen close.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Not on my carpet

Good thing he likes taking baths, eh?
What is he eating?  Refried beans.  We spoon a glob onto his tray and let him go to town.  He loves it.