What you're into

Monday, May 14, 2012

Before I became a mom, I didn't know how to talk to people about their children.  I had no idea at what ages you crawl, walk, ride a bike, lie about your age to get on Facebook, etc. 

So, I started asking my parent-friends, sincerely but obliquely, "So, what is [Kiddo] into these days?"

I found that open-ended question to work like magic.  Parents lurve talking about their kids.  Any expression of interest is usually enough to kick off a good conversation.

Now that I am a mom, I've realized that's actually a pretty good question.  I like when people ask me that.  I try not to ramble on like someone whose brain has been eaten by their toddler.  I try to keep it short, sweet, and to the point.

If you asked me that today, I would say:  Trucks and dinosaurs.


What would you say?

Talk soon,
Heather

8 comments:

  1. Nice tee! Cant wait to see him rock his UD shirt!

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    1. It will soon be time for the ass-kickin chickens!

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  2. Stickers and climbing :-) Happy belated Mothers' Day from MD! --Gina

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    1. Ooh, stickers! We love them, too! Happy Mothers' Day to you, pal!

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  3. I would say shaking his head and saying, "no!" And also, holding random objects to his ear like a phone and saying, "dodo" (kind of sounds like hello, right?).

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    1. Oh, everything is a phone! Yay for Ike!

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  4. I would say she's into Instagram, Youtube, gymnastics, and going to Jumpoline! Oh, and finding things to be sarcastic &/or indignant about. (these answers could lead to a game of guess-that-age!)

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    1. Ooh boy. And I thought I had my hands full with potty training! ;)

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Monday, May 14, 2012

What you're into

Before I became a mom, I didn't know how to talk to people about their children.  I had no idea at what ages you crawl, walk, ride a bike, lie about your age to get on Facebook, etc. 

So, I started asking my parent-friends, sincerely but obliquely, "So, what is [Kiddo] into these days?"

I found that open-ended question to work like magic.  Parents lurve talking about their kids.  Any expression of interest is usually enough to kick off a good conversation.

Now that I am a mom, I've realized that's actually a pretty good question.  I like when people ask me that.  I try not to ramble on like someone whose brain has been eaten by their toddler.  I try to keep it short, sweet, and to the point.

If you asked me that today, I would say:  Trucks and dinosaurs.


What would you say?

Talk soon,
Heather
 
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