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How We Live: 21 Q’s

What Life’s Like…With a Toddler

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Family bed? Yes! Pets? Not a chance. Here’s what the world looks like today for one New Jersey tot.
How We Live: 21 Q’s

Every new mom realizes it takes time to get to know her baby. We asked Jamie Scios Alleyne, 34, of Andover, NJ, about life at home with her then 2-year-old son, Marcus. This is what she said:

1. Introvert or extrovert?

Introvert.

2. Friendly or cautious?

Surprisingly friendly.

3. Fearful or fearless?

Fearless.

4. Favorite toy?

Thomas the Tank Engine.

5. Favorite song?

“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.     

6. Favorite book?

Giraffes Can’t Dance.

7. Organized sports or free play?

Organized sports.

8. Pet or no pet?

No pets.

9. Chores, no chores, or not sure yet?

Chores. He’s already starting to clean up his own toys.

10. Sleepovers or sleep at home?

Undecided.

11. Vegan, vegetarian, or anything goes?

Anything goes.

12. Walk, bus, or drive to activities?

Drive to gym class.

13.  Public, private, or homeschool?

Probably private.

14. TV or no TV?

TV.

15. Family bed or own bed?

Family bed.

16. Grandma, sitter, or we don’t go out?

Grandma.

17. Favorite activity?

Swimming.

18. Elmo, Kermit, Elsa, or someone else?

Elmo.

19. E-books, library books, or books to own?

Books to own.

20. Own room or shared room?

Own room.

21. Fast food: yes,  never, or once in a while?

Once in a while.

Based on your knowledge of incidents at your kid’s school, how satisfied are you with the school’s efforts to control bullying?

Parents Talk Back
Based on your knowledge of incidents at your kid’s school, how satisfied are you with the school’s efforts to control bullying?
Not satisfied—too many kids are still reporting problems.
48% (13 votes)
Somewhat satisfied—compared with last year, there are fewer incidents.
30% (8 votes)
Very satisfied—the school has a zero tolerance policy. Teachers and kids have gotten the message.
22% (6 votes)
Total votes: 27