...the bathroom! That's just asking for big trouble.
...the last caramel brownie. There will be a brownie brawl.
...any of her other offspring. You'll find its a lot like standing between a mama bear and her cubs, but worse because there's a bunch of additional hormones involved ;)
...any food she has her eye on. See #'s 1-3.
Really, I think we all know this entire list could be food related ;)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
...the bathroom! That's just asking for big trouble.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
D has started singing! And it is one of the most precious things in the world!
I've sung songs with him for a very long time, but he never showed much interest in wanting to sing them. He would do some of the actions with "If You're Happy and You Know it" or "Itsy bitsy spider," but would rarely even utter any of the words.
Since Christmas he has been constantly asking me to sing Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the "shiney" nose. Last week when I wouldn't sing them for him at lunch, he started singing "frosty the snowman was a jolly sew... bummpity bump bump bummptiy bump bump..." I was totally surprised when he started in with the bummpity part :) and so impressed that he remembered that part.
Today when I told him to drink his juice he started singing "drink your juice, drink your juice."
Last night out of nowhere he started singing "with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won't you say you love me too" and he was so serious about it! The funny thing is that we really don't watch Barney all that often. We have a couple of VHS tapes leftover from his big sister, and he will only ask to watch them every couple of weeks or so. I couldn't believe how many of the words he knew! It was the sweetest thing!!
Of course my favorite song that he sings, I have no clue where it came from... "I want to go to Doo Doo." The first time he sang that one at the dinner table I just about lost it. Tears were streaming down my face and I was trying so hard not to laugh. What are you going to think when your son starts singing about doo doo? But of course we don't call it that, so I should have known it was not #2 he was referring to. Since then he has continued to sing that song and when we are in the car he will ask to go to Doo Doo. I am seriously wracking my brain trying to figure out where he got that from and what could sound similar? It has to be from one of the cartoons he watches, but which one??
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Everything can be bought at Wal-Mart.
D: Does baby sister have a big pee-pee or a little pee-pee?
Me: Honey, girls don't have pee-pees.
D: We can go buy one at Wal-Mart.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
My son, D, loves the show Super Why. And baby girl, B, has also become quite addicted to the show. As a matter of fact, she is barely talking and just started saying "spy" which turns out is her version of Super Why!
We don't have cable, and seriously I'm glad for it. During they day we only watch PBS. And I love Super Why and Word World. And those seem to be the kids' favorites. I remember when my nephew was as young as my D. He would be watching cartoons on cable and every single commercial that came on he would turn to my sister and say "I want _____ mommy!" Children are so swayed by commercials...
Of course its not just that sort of commercialism that bothers me and that I want my kids to avoid. Both of my children seem to be completely drawn into prescription drug commercials. When D was just starting to pay attention to things going on around him, he would totally stop everything and watch when there was a prescription drug commercial on. First it was just the Lunesta commercials, then it was Nasonex... then it was all of them. I was convinced that he would be telling people what prescription drug they would need when they complained of some kind of ailment...
Anyway, that was a serious digression of sorts... what I was really intending on posting about was the Alphabet song that Alpha Pig sings on Super Why. It deviates from the standard alphabet song that we all learned growing up. I'm wondering if that's going to start causing problems in kindergarten classes. The teacher will say "Let's sing the alphabet song" and half the class will sing the "standard" song, while the other half will sing Alpha Pig's version.
I have to say that I do like it. And like hearing the ABC's sung differently. And D has just started trying to sing it! The other day during lunch he was singing part of it. So I joined in and started singing it. Baby B was hilarious! She screamed with enjoyment the whole time! She was a riot! And then afterwards she kept saying "spy" (which is how I figured out she had been trying to say Super Why).
But the cool thing is that D has abcdefg almost down :) only 19 letters to go!
Friday, February 13, 2009
D's got some new and revised phrases that he is absolutely wearing into the ground... :)
He used to say later all the time (alternating with tomorrow), but usually it was in reference to sitting on the potty chair.
"Do you have to go potty D?"
"No, go potty later."
Now he has expanded his use of later to include many things. And most of those things are things I ask him to do.
Me: D eat your noodles.
D: Eat noodles later.
D: Be quiet later.
My favorite new phrase of his is just for one day. I have no idea where he came up with this one. But he uses it at pretty funny times...
Me: D, you're getting a little out of control
D: Just for one day
Me: Are you stinky?
D: Just for one day.
Me: You are getting so big!
D: Just for one day.
The intetesting thing with his vocabulary these days is that he is finally using the I, Me, You pronouns about half the time. And it never ceases to amaze me how quickly his vocabulary and verbal skills are growing!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I made that sound so scandalous ;)
I love the bundled movies you can get with special things these days. I especially love getting the stuffed animals with the movies. But that always causes controversy. Who gets it? If its a mini cd or a book or something like the yo-yo from Journey to the Center of the Earth I give them to my older daughter. But the stuffed animals... Of course I always want them for myself ;) but as I am supposed to be the adult here, I usually give them to one of the two little ones. And thus begins the toy feud. There were big fights over Kung-Fu Panda. Until I found a panda beenie.
They should really sell those little stuffed animals separately also. Because I would certainly buy an extra one to save my sanity for the rest of the day (or week, however long it takes for the newness to wear off).
The latest feud has been over Mr. Weenie from Open Season 2. Why is he so popular? He looks just like our little dog Sally. I probably would have bought a few extras of these ;) 'cause I want one too!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Worried about your non-eating toddler not getting enough nutrition in his diet? I know I certainly am. Its a constant battle to get my 3 year old son to eat anything. I worry that he is not eating enough to get all those vitamins and nutrients.
I was recently given the opportunity to try Boost Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink, and I was quite impressed.
"New BOOST® Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink provides complete, balanced nutrition for kids ages 1 to 13. And so much more.
Only BOOST Kid Essentials Drink advances your kid’s nutrition with 25 essential vitamins and minerals, 7 grams of muscle-building protein, a good source of antioxidants (Vitamin C, E & Selenium), plus immunity-supporting probiotics." ---Boost Kid Essentials website.
All three of my children sampled the drink (ages 11, 3 and 17mos). And amazingly all three of my children loved it. Worried about my son's non-eating habits, I had actually tried on several occasions to get him to drink Pediasure and other nutritious drinks to no avail. But he drank down a Boost Kid Essentials and wanted more.
If you visit their website, they have a really great section on Health issues, where they discuss 4 different case studies of children with nutrition issues. They have some great information and advice on eating and health issues.
I am really quite impressed with the product, as well as their website. And I am very grateful for the opportunity to have my children sample this product.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Last night, D got involved in a discussion between my husband and myself about my pajama pants getting too tight... so it was a good opportunity to talk to him about my tummy getting bigger and him having a new baby brother or sister.
He seemed to understand. "We gonna have a new baby. We can spill [throw] this one away." he said, pointing to his baby sister.
"No she's staying. You are just going to have another new baby brother or sister."
"Oh, a new D?" he asked.
"No, you are staying too. We are just going to have another new baby."
A couple of months ago, he also told us to take away his baby sister :) I think he had finally realized that she wasn't leaving and that she was a little more permanent than he had originally thought.
While he's not great (or even good for that matter) at sharing toys with his baby sister, and he will still kind of push her around and do mean things to her once in a while, he always makes sure that she doesn't get left out. If he gets a cookie, he demands that baby sister get a cookie too. He always tells me when he thinks she needs a ba-ba or a diaper change :) He's become quite the expert at what she needs or wants.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Those of you with toddlers know exactly how frustrating nap time can be. Some days they just aren't going down for anything. Other days they amazingly fall asleep within minutes of laying in bed.
Some of the days when they just won't go to sleep they end up messing around and getting into trouble. Last week we had a few of those days. One of those days he spent his nap time taking all the books off my bookshelf. Amazingly that wasn't the most frustrating day.
In one day, after about the 5th time I checked on him, I had to change his stinky diaper. I don't know what it is, but for some reason he waits to go until I lay him down for his nap. Every day, about 10-15 minutes after I lay him down, I have to go change his diaper.
About the 15th time I checked on him, he was sitting up taking his socks off. I put them back on and laid him back down.
Around the 17th time I checked on him, he was sitting there in bed, no clothes on, pants on his head. Of course I had to run and get the camera, snap his picture and email it to dad :)
After all that excitement, about 15 minutes later he started crying, and it was his "hurt" cry, so I ran back there, wondering what he could have gotten himself into... and here he was with his finger stuck in a string loop, which he twisted around his finger, from his bedtime buddy Eeyore. I ran and got the scissors to cut the loop and free his finger... then cut all the rogue strings coming out of Eeyore...
Amazingly, when I went to check on him 10-15 minutes later he had finally fallen asleep. Of course by that time baby sister was awake... I should have spent more time relishing in their simultaneous naps for the month or so that they actually happened ;)