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Parenting by the Numbers: Preschool Edition

By Meredith Carroll |


The day in the life of a preschooler is not a short day. For me it’s not, anyway.

As is the case with my 6-month-old baby, it’s a numbers game, really. Lots of laughs, lots of tantrums, lots of tears, lots of prancing around naked with similarly undressed teddy bears. But who’s counting?

Take a look at how my preschool-age daughter adds up:


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Terrible twos? Ha. Just wait until they're three.


The number of books she requires be read to her each day.
Don’t bother trying to skip pages, by the way. She’ll know.

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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “Parenting by the Numbers: Preschool Edition

  1. DRo says:

    This was cute, thanks. I also liked the ‘preschool problems” meme you did from the other day.

  2. Meredith Carroll says:

    @Dro – Glad you liked them. Thanks for the nice comment.

  3. Meagan says:

    Wow. Your little girl is beyond cute. I’m sure you already know that.

  4. amie says:

    Reminds me of my Lily when she was a toddler. She’s 7 going on 16 now. She’s still my little princess, but with more attitude. I love this story, very sweet.

  5. Janet says:

    Love the picture for “8″. Looks like the Princess Bee (I’m just guessing here) has had a long, weary day.

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