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And we’ll have the rest of the talk in about 8 years

Let today be marked as the day my 2-year-old daughter discovered… armpit hair. Dozing in bed together, Bebe’s head nestled into my side, she’s stroking her fingers against my inner arm. Suddenly, she lifts her head up, eyes wide. “Ima! Ima… Ima… what’s this?” I stir and look over at where she’s staring. “Huh?” “Ima’s arm?!’ […]

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The potty process (or, toilet-training literature).

Toilet-training has officially begun. It unofficially began way before Koala was even two years old and took a serious interest in all the peeing Mama was doing (pregnant, perhaps). But in the laid-back fashion that my life is stitched in, we didn’t really try too hard. We let Koala explore the facts of toilet-training. He’d […]

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Back to gan.

We got back from Australia/Hong Kong late Monday night, kept off the radar yesterday and went back to respective offices/gans today. The report from Koala’s ganenet was – shockingly good, for a kid who doesn’t sleep much on airplanes. He is definitely taller than when he left. He went to the play kitchen and did […]

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What have I done?

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t freaked. Though the truth is it’s only starting to dawn on me how awe-some and terrifying it is. I’m beginning to comprehend what I’ve done. It really is dawning; first the expectation of the rise, and then the initial tips of the rays. Pretty soon I think […]

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Koala update: Nineteen months.

Cars. Cleaning. Cartoons of Latin descent. It’s been a busy month 19 for Koala. He’s managed a girlfriend – one who gives him a kiss on the cheek every morning and kisses up to me when I come in at the end of the day; quite assertive if you ask me (true Israeli woman). He’s […]

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Koala update: Eighteen months.

“The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe.” (Lawrence Kutner) I think something clicked when I left town for a workweek and Koala realized I didn’t 110% revolve around his teeny-tiny universe. Well, aside from the fact that a year-and-a-half is a fine age to turn up the heat on acting out… […]

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Koala update: Sixteen months.

Let’s talk about… monsters. As we have surely learned in the past sixteen months, monsters come in all shapes and sizes, colors and lengths of fur. Some are red and high pitched; others are blue and love to eat cookies. Monsters have a grizzly, mean side. They roar when they’re angry, turn red with frustration, […]

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Koala update: Fifteen months.

Toddler. Tired. Tantrum. This koala update is brought to you by the letter ‘T.’ He walk-runs. He reaches tabletops. He knows what he wants and he will damn well tell you. Also, don’t bother feeding him. He will feed himself, thankyouverymuch. With a fork. And a spoon. Simultaneously. Language is getting fun. Not only does he […]