Here We Go

Calvin has a book that with sound-effect buttons (Here We Go, by Eric Carle). There are car noises and horn honks, but also a radio station that plays snippets of classical music. He likes the songs, and I started playing the real versions for him. It was time for bed, so I kept the music on and gave him another book to keep him occupied while I went downstairs for a minute. I returned to find my two-year-old quietly sitting in bed with a book, legs crossed and wearing only a diaper, listening to Ride of the Valkyries.

Calling that a parenting win.

(Unrelated other than the subject, but I present to you a boy and his dog from our time in the Northwoods this summer. He’s more kid than toddler now.)

A Boy and His Dog in the Woods

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  • Vanessa Bailey
    August 15, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Ah, parenting wins! Good for you.

    My teenager thanked me for past sailing lessons as we were learning to play an old board game “Yacht Race” this week. I was struggling with the concept of wind direction and both my sons got it immediately because of their time on the bay. Parenting win!

  • lsaspacey
    August 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Murray!!! I remember when you brought him home so long ago. So wonderful to see him again, what a beautiful, scruffy pup.