Saturday, January 13, 2007

tampon applicators up the nose
I don't worry about being a bad influence on Perry. My friends are the ones who take care of that. Those are tampon applicator tubes they've shoved up their noses.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A breakthrough

Perry, like many kids, has been having trouble pronouncing S sounds at the beginning of words. His friend Sarah is called Harrah, 6 and 7 are pronounced hix and hebben. We've been working on the leading S sound with him, and if we slow down and over-pronounce, he can get out sssss-ix and ssss-ebben. So today after we stopped for a smoothie I was really pleased to hear him say from the back seat "Suck! Suck!" (he's quite fascinated with how straws work, but he was emphatic enough that I wondered at first if he was unhappy with something). He finally has the S! He also said "Bue sky! Sun! Sun in eyes." And he pronounced all of the leading Ss clearly and without prompting.

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^^^^^^^THAT is an example of what happens when Perry gets access to a keyboard, and is why I write this blog, and not him.

Today we are experiencing teeth-chatteringly cold weather as an Alaska blast comes to visit. Our local low temps won't rise above freezing until after the weekend is over. Perry really wanted to play in the park, so we gave it a try, but I didn't have a warm jacket and so had to go home after 5 minutes, just to get warmer clothes. Perry protested at first, but as soon as he snuggled close to me he realized that it was nicer to be warm. When we got home there was a package waiting for us. Perry's grandmother had knit him a beautiful red sweater and matching hat, and it couldn't have arrived at a better time. I put it on him, and he marched around the house declaring "Grandma maded it!" Thank you, Grandma!

Here you can see Poor Bear, or as we like to call him, Winky. He lost the eye in a tragic dryer accident.

Saturday, January 6, 2007


It's really funny, but also surprisingly shocking, to hear mild swearing (dammit!) coming from a two year old. At least he is using the word appropriately.

I'm not sure I can tone my language down all the way to a G rating, but it's time to try. Maybe we'll start a family swear jar.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Introducing ...

Here, for your interest and enjoyment, is a blog dedicated to Perry: his development, progress, antics, milestones, trivia, and various data. I'll do my best to include links to the entries I make here in my other blog, and include links here to that blog if I write things about Perry there.

Today was Perry's first day back at daycare after our New Year's road trip to San Diego. He apparently ate, slept, and played well, and is happy to be back to his regular routine. You might not have known it yesterday as we were getting closer to San Jose. Even after 5 hours on the road, when I told him we were getting close to home he demanded that I turn the car around and go the other way. For those of you who can do math and know California geography, it's not 5 hours from San Diego to San Jose, but we had stopped overnight in Santa Barbara, so we were actually doing pretty well. Next time we go, we'll be flying, though. I love the drive if I'm by myself or one other adult companion, but toddler company is trying even at its best.

About Me

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This is Perry's blog. Since he can't type yet, and people (actually, mainly his relatives) want to know what's going on with him, I have started this blog as a spin-off from my own. He can take it over later if he wants to, but I'm sure by the time he's old enough to publish his own thoughts, he'll probably upload them directly from his cortical implant or something.