PARENTING, TRAVEL, AND LITTLE JOYS
We have just returned from a parent-teacher conference, which is a totally reasonable thing for the parents and teacher of a 3-year-old to have. We learned that he got a 3 in “grip-related fine motor skills”, which most of us call “pinching”. On a scale of 1 to 3. In which 3 is inexplicably the lowest.
It turns out pinching skills are like, the whole story. They’re basically the defining measure of your worth as a parent and a human. You got a 3? Kill yourself.
Time to step up our game.
Parenting this toddler in 2020 is going to be a breeze, by following these simple rules that everyone in our lives so kindly gives us almost every day, without us even asking them! How helpful!
See? That’s only 10 things. It leaves us plenty of time to start teaching him Mandarin but, like, with no pressure and in a way that’s breezy and fun and centered on his emotional goals? Do they have Paw Patrol in Mandarin but, like, not on a TV? Anyway.
May your 2020 be red-dye-free and full of deeply advanced pinching skills. May your entire year be a 1 out of 3. 1 being the best.
Hi, I'm Jane.
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." Said Thoreau. But he hung out in the woods and jail.