lilmiss'mama: you should join our msn group when you move to Tucson. We have a small number of AP mamas in the valley, and 3 in Tucson, so it'd be great to finally meet you someday!!! http://www.groups.msn.com/AZAPMamas
is the address. There's also a yahoo group (most are from Mothering) called azmamas, I don't know the address off the top of my head, though... They do preschool co-ops, have weekly get-togethers, etc.
Whew! ALPHABET! That is awesome! Zach certainly doesn't have the understanding of letters/sounds, etc. We have a Leap Frog drum that goes through the alphabet/numbers, and when we sing the tune Zach says "E" for every letter- "E, E, E, E, E, E, E" :LOL BUT, I have to brag that he can say and point to his nose, mouth, eyes, feet, toes, hands, pee pee, and butt, hee hee! He still points to his teeth when I ask him where his ears are, but we're working on it!
He is starting to put two-word phrases together, but the pronunciation sucks. (Like "da bobby"= the booby) If I give him something, he'll say "Day dow" (thank you) and if I say thank you he'll say "you whe" (you're welcome). He tries to copy everything I say, and the syllables are correct but the actual pronunciation of the consenants and vowels are wrong. I don't care, I think it is absolutely adorable when I say "Do you want some cereal?" and he says "Siddi-aw?", in the same tone as me.
He's really trying, and he's having fun doing it. Which is more than I can say for poor Julianna... She still doesn't say even ONE WORD...
Solsticemama- I think in mothering your DS you are "schooling" every day. So whether you have thought about it or not, you have already started the process of homeschooling/ unschooling.
Gotta go take care of my sick DH... (He has a sore throat.) Men are such BIG babies when they're sick! Funny how when I had this virus last week I still managed to get up at the crack of dawn to get Crystal ready for school every day, nurse Zach (and pass to him the antibodies
), make dinner, wash and fold diapers as well as the rest of the laundry... Not that I'm bragging really (a little bitter, maybe), it's just that us women are really the "MEN" when we're sick, and the 'dying' DH's laying around whining on the couches are such "girls" :LOL