Random Thought for Thursday: 3 year old logic

Over the past week Sweetie has been dealing with a summer cold. Nothing major, one day of low-grade fever and a bunch of boogers. So it’s really more of an inconvenience than an illness. Still, Wife and I have been pushing plenty of fruit, food, liquids and rest. Little did I know that my 3-year-old knew how to heal herself. Here’s how it went down the other morning:

Me: “Take some water, Sweetie.”

Sweetie: “Umm, no.”

Me: “Have some oatmeal¬†honey” (with fresh-cut apple bits and cranberries cooked up in there).

Sweetie: “Umm, no.”

Me: “Drink a little orange juice.”

Sweetie: “Umm, no”

And so went breakfast. She did eat some of her oatmeal and sip some orange juice. And when she saw me drinking some water she asked for some. But the medical miracle came shortly after  breakfast.

Sweetie: “Daddy, I talk some Spanish and now I’m all better.”

Me: “You spoke some Spanish and now you’re feeling better?”

Sweetie: “Yep.”

Me: “Oh, um, okay. Here, have some water.”

So there you have it folks, the 3-year-old logic that kicked a summer cold. I can’t really prescribe it, Spanish might not be your kid’s thing. But apparently it was Sweetie’s. 3-year-old logic – yet another thing that only a parent can appreciate.

Something New for 11 Months

First, I ran a bit late with my 11 month update. Then, I thought about the increasing challenge of catching the Cricket at rest, with the belly sticker intact, for her photo. So I decided to post this video instead, and try something new. Welcome Cricket to the D-3 Youtube channel!

All apologies for it being a bit shaky, it was shot on a 2 year old phone and the Cricket doesn’t stop moving. Like ever. Okay, enough exaggerating, she does sleep peacefully. Anyway, the video sums up where she is at now. Babbling and gesturing, movin’ and shakin’, just as curious as her sister and man is she cute! We should be able to do something with that hair real soon, it’s finally growing in.

I know things have been quiet here on the detour lately, blame it on summer weather finally arriving in Chicago. We have tried to be out as much as possible. Hopefully you are having as many adventures as we are enjoying. Be safe out there, we’ll see you on the road.

Ten Months of Cricket-tude

The spring has been mild, albeit a bit rainy, here in Chicago. With the temperature sitting in the 60’s and 70’s and a variety of projects around the house it is hard to sit down to write. But I keep having adventures with the girls, so here is the latest.

The Cricket made it to the 10 month mark and is doing well. She is rocking her four front teeth and loves chomping on things (including parents’ fingers). She figured out the crawling gig and is all over the house. Here’s the most common view I get most days.



She is very curious about the world around her and actively seeks to engage with her surroundings. That’s a nice way to say she is “nosy” and “grabby”. And she should be at 10 months old! It is tricky dealing with her sticky fingers, though. As most of you parents know, they are so fast and grab onto things with no warning. Sweetie is learning to deal with the curious little critter. Unfortunately she usually just snatches whatever thing the Cricket has grabbed, not always the best example.

Watcha doin' Papi?

Watcha doin’ Papi?

Things are getting interesting with having Cricket mobile. While she is pulling herself upright on chairs and parents and things, she is not yet walking. Hopefully (but unlikely) she will hold out and give ole’ Dad a break. Official summer is just around the corner, we have an open summer schedule and the weather is beautiful. So our adventures continue.

Necessary distraction

Distraction = Photo