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Crossing the Border into the Kids’ Bedroom

Posted on February 20th, 2017

Recently, my kids got all excited about creating signage. E was the instigator in this, so these – the six most important things to keep in mind at the border – are his handiwork. They can be found on the shared bedroom door. So watch yourselves, folks. There are no border checkpoints, but I’m sure Big Brother […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 6 – Tender Moments

Posted on January 13th, 2017

Happy Friday, lovely di-hards! Minnie could never have guessed that being lost at sea would result in a very special connection with a misunderstood sea “monster”. After all, he’s really just a creature looking for love, like you and me (but more scaly). Sometimes, if an orphaned mini counting-bear comes along at the right point in […]

Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

Our kids are like most siblings: they play together, and they fight together. Sometimes, the screaming is pretty horrifying. And then there are those moments – and those little games and traditions they invent – that warm you right down through to the sub-cockle area of your heart. {For example, there’s this one funny procedure whenever […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 5: Animal Affinities

Posted on November 30th, 2016

Nerdy Mom’s back. ALL RIGHT. [insert classic ’90s hip-hop moves]       *** Related Posts:Bullies: How You Treat People = WHO YOU AREDear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.Antique Children’s Book, Part 3: Kangaroo, Elephant, and PigAntique Children’s Book, Part 1: Kitty, Polly Parrot, and Cubby BearNerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, […]

Antique Children’s Book, Part 3: Kangaroo, Elephant, and Pig

Posted on November 24th, 2016

I know, the last instalment was kind of intense… Not as whimsical as they look, these Animal Cutes. I’m afraid Part 3 also contains some sinister activities. Poor Miss K. Look at her face. She is clearly fleeing in terror. My sleuthing tells me that the backwards K on her shirt symbolizes, in baseball, “a strikeout looking […]

Antique Children’s Book, Part 2 – Sailor Hippo, Tommy Duckling, and Ostrich

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

Antique Children’s Book, Animal Cutes: The plot thickens. If you thought the questionably cute critters in Part 1 were subversive, get a load of Part 2. Hoo boy. So many questions. Why is the hippo a sailor? Why is he old and illiterate? Why is he trying to look wise? I have a notion that “Old […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 4 – Relationships

Posted on November 20th, 2016

We all know from Toy Story that these characters don’t just lie still in the dark. They get up, have adventures, bond, and then cleverly put themselves back in a “just-got-dropped-here” position. Some of these friends have really become close over the years.         *** Related Posts:No Related Posts

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 3: Romance

Posted on November 19th, 2016

Romance is in the air in our rec room! Today’s post is extra-nerdy, and kinda inappropriate. {I do have quite a few of these photos to help get me through the month… And also because once you start seeing the possibilities, making toy portraits is rather addictive. But I promise to write something worth reading […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 2

Posted on November 18th, 2016

Yes, there’s more. It’s only natural that these friendships between toys develop.     *** Related Posts:A Smiley Video for a Happy Frozen FridayBuying a Baby for the Birthday Boy

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 1

Posted on November 17th, 2016

If you’re a Di-hard, you already know that I have nerdy tendencies. You know that I have young children. Sometimes when you spend the majority of your time with kids, your perspective warps a bit. This was bound to happen. NaBloPoMo Day 3.     More to come! *** Related Posts:100 Happy Days – Day 23: […]

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