Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Slang is something that will always be a part of TWEEN language.

In the 50's it was words like NeatO! &
The 60's brought forth Groovy & Psychedelic
For the 70's it was Macho & Out A Sight
The 80's there was the whole "Valley Talk" Gnarly, Tubular,
The 90's gave us Sweeeeeet & Doh & my fave Not a Fan or Not So Much, as well as the act of "dis"ing others & trash talk (both basically the same)
Now that we're are well into the 2000's the word weird has been replaced with random, the expression Shocking is now "wow this got Real" Uber is the new Very & Sweeeet is now Nicccccce.

I thought I had all the lingo down pat. I felt I can keep up & then I heard it...


"I was playing a game & one guy cheated! That was so CHEAP" said my son

CHEAP is the new rotten (bad, not called for, etc)

Who knew?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Being well behaved has it's reward _ Finally got that lesson through!

So I always explain to my son that kids that are the most eager & well behaved get the perks!
Usually lessons from me go in one ear & out the other with a "aww Mom!" attached to it.
Well for some strange reason this one made sense to him.

He loves going to camps at the Waterloo Region's Children's Museum. The leaders tell me how well behaved he is & tell them how much he loves attending. They are always happy to see him & recognize him at other events in the community. This week they had a very special event & he was chosen to be one of the 2 children at the camp who were able to inspect the new officers.

It even made THE RECORD (the local newspaper)PROUD MOMMY HERE!

Not sure how long the link to this article & video will be up, but there's also a pic underneath this post.



What life lessons have your tweens responded to? Leave a comment, I'd love to hear it!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

From Toddler to Tween

I've always taken my son to Kidspark, from the time he was a toddler until now.
Lots of different activities for every age group.
Want more info?
Then scoot on over to

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Do You Know What Feels Great?

My son was getting ready for bed & decides to ask
"Hey Mom, do you know what feels great?"
I was hoping he was going to say the PJ's I just pulled out from the dryer, or something simple & sweet 'cause I'm never sure where convos are going to end up these days.
I hesitantley answer "What feels great sweetie?"

"Now I can play games that are rated E10 !!!!"

How funny was that. That's his new accomplishment. He's very proud he's now old enough to play video games on his Wii that are rated E10

Oh that child of mine!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Inspiration for Our Blog

Greetings, Those 2 Girls here
And we’d like to tell you a little bit about raising a TWEEN
Do you know what’s a TWEEN
Well 8-12 year olds for our thing
You see our kids are TWEENS, and were Moms
And that means that we’re Moms of TWEENS, you see
(Sung to the tune of It's not easy being green by Kermit)

It's not that easy raising a TWEEN
Having to spend each day wanting be a kid or a teenager
When I think it could be nicer being 5, or 13, or 18
Or something much more different like that

It's not easy raising a TWEEN
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky

But TWEEN are happy in spring (or anytime)
And a TWEEN can be cool and friendly-like
And a TWEEN can be big like a mountain
Or important like a river
Or tall like a tree

When becoming a TWEEN is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder why wonder
We‘re raising TWEENS, and we'll do fine
It's beautiful, and I think it's what we want to be