My Kid Is Smarter Than Yours Blog Posts

  • The Best Potty Training Advice You Never Heard
    on Sep 1, 2009 in Parenting
    We potty trained Smartypants right when he turned 2 out of desperation -- the kid had been putting his hands down his pants since forever and this germophobic mama was losing it each and every time she left him for like 3 freaking seconds and returne...
  • English As a First Language, Funnier By the Second
    on Aug 21, 2009 in My Kid Is Funnier Than Yours
    I was on the phone to my mom telling her about Smartypants' new school, how the kids all appear well taken care of though the school's reported poverty level is about 70%.We live in a rural-with-a-Target agricultural community with a large Hispanic m...
  • The Case for KindergartenSmartypants is not enjoying Kindergarten. We're 5 days in and already I'm getting, "I wish I were sick for 152 days so I wouldn't have to go back to school."I'm sorely tempted to pull him out of his public half day Kindergarten and homeschool him.
  • Smartypants: First Day Of Kindergarten"That wasn't as bad as I thought it would be," I said to my husband as we walked to the car after dropping Smartypants off for his first day of Kindergarten.Then I realized: we just dropped Smartypants off for his first day of Kindergarten! "This is...
  • The Kindergarten Screening: Aced by My 2 Year OldBored as a cord. That's what was screaming through my head as Mrs. Roldan ran through a few Kindergarten drills with Smartypants. During our casual meet and greet last week she asked Smartypants to sit with her so she could do "a quick screening."U...
  • My Baby Is Starting KindergartenGod, please keep the calls from the school to 2 max per week.Smartypants starts Kindergarten Thursday. Where did the time go?Image: Smartypants at 8 months oldMrs. Roldan, Smartypants' teacher, invited us to meet with her last Friday. Smartypan...
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