11 November 2012

Three Things my Toddler Taught Me About Coffee


Coffee is one of my staple foods. I love it in the morning almost as soon as I roll out of bed, I usually need it in the afternoon as the 2 o'clock slump hits, and sometimes I brew a cup of decaf in the evening to have while working on homework, watching Bones, or just hanging with the family. 

In our house coffee is synonymous with Papi and since I am the only one who drinks it, I get to brew the kind I like and to the strength I like. In our house we have a three year old toddler, and as you might know, mimicking those around you is their favorite past time. So, often morning, noon, or night, my youngest "brews" up a cuppa for me. It brings me as much joy as an actual cup o' Joe. Here are the lessons I have learned from the simple act of brewing toddler coffee.

26 June 2012

Three Lessons My Toddler Showed Me Today

Reposted from April 2011, a little more than one year later!
I'm not sure what it was precisely that helped with this revelation, but it dawned on me today that I am the Papi of a toddler. And even more scary than that...I am the Papi of a soon to be two year old toddler!!

Once I got through that realization, I started thinking about what I have learned over the last 19 months. Here are the three lessons I need to take to heart...all courtesy of my toddler.

08 June 2012

Three Things My Toddler Taught Me While Swinging on the Porch Swing

One morning this week, I had the ultimate pleasure to spend an hour pushing my toddler in her porch swing. The sun was shining, I had my coffee, she had her "tea and ice." It was pretty all-around great. As we spent that hour together, I realized three very important life lessons, thanks to my toddler.