10/31/13 at 6:36pm
Posts by buko
10/31/13 at 9:32am
I think because it matters to us. General "us" as a society. Same with race, which takes more time to "pick up" or "refine" as it's even more socially-constructed and nebulous and culture-dependent. In response to a PP, I also don't want to say that genitals determine gender, so I will try and think about my response to that. Maybe "If so and so says he is a boy, then he is a boy." Or whatever. I have some trans* friends and acquaintances, so.
10/31/13 at 7:19am
10/31/13 at 6:02am
One thing that I became acutely aware of only after having a baby (she's only 8 months, FWIW) is how we will verbally "gender" people and things and animals and characters in books, etc., even when gender is not clear. Like, people always talk about how they did everything gender-neutral, blah blah, and their girls ended up loving dolls, and boys trucks, yadda yadda. But I noticed I will read a picture book and see a child in a dress, with long hair-- no actual words...
10/30/13 at 2:27pm
10/29/13 at 6:45am
As for Miss L, she is hovering around 1-2 diapers most days (DH only does diaper laundry once a week now), but I think that will change as she is thisclose to crawling and is already cruising on furniture, etc., and it may not be long until she's walking, as well... Part is because it's easier to miss her signal when she's not being worn or super close to us, and part because she is more interested in doing what she's doing than stopping to potty. Plus, per a cool...
10/29/13 at 6:29am
Cat and SGS, that's awesome! Upon waking is a great time to catch-- we still take Miss L first thing and she's gotten so used to it that she will always "hold" it for a couple minutes now, if it takes us that long to get to the potty. Of course, we communicate the whole time-- "We're going to take you to the potty, just a sec, blah blah blah." At first we had to be quick as a flash upon her waking, but I think she's so used to the routine now... I liked...
10/25/13 at 11:47am
We seem to have some signing here, and it seems to be consistent, but something is being lost in translation, LOL. "Potty" seems to mean "milk" and "more" seems to mean "potty" (poop, specifically). We are staying tuned.
10/24/13 at 11:50am
No, I've ALWAYS been like that. I think because smelling, touching, etc., food while I'm cooking fulfills some of my sensual/sensory need for food, which means I don't feel the need to eat as much of it. That's my hypothesis, anyway.
10/24/13 at 11:34am
Hahaha... Sorry, "gatas" = Tagalog for milk. I consciously chose a non-English word for nursing so that she'd be less likely to be that 2-3 year-old screaming "I WANT BOOBIE" at the top of her lungs in the grocery store.