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Monday, April 8, 2013

Random Monday - April 8, 2013

This conversation took place between me and Little Man while riding in the van last week...
Little Man: Mommy, I want to lick mud.
Me: Ummm, no.  You don't want to lick mud.  It's icky.
Little Man: No, it isn't!  It's yummy.  I like it!  Mmmmmmm!
Me: Nope.  Mud is icky.
Silence for a few seconds and than I heard giggles from the backseat.
Little Man: Mom, I'm teasing you! (laughs maniacally)

Apparently, Little Man is into the "licking" stage now.  This morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I felt something touching my foot.  I looked down to see Little Man licking the top of my foot.  I told him that it's not okay to lick other people's feet.  So he licked his instead.  *sigh*

Little Man saw a man on tv with a ponytail and exclaimed that he was a dog.  When asked why, he said, "He has a tail like a dog!"

One more Little Man story (I know, I know...it's just that he comes up with the cutest stuff right now!).  The other day, I was dishing up some lunch for the kiddos and Little Man asked to have the pink plate.  I said sure and handed it to him.  Princess was very upset by this because pink is her favorite color.  She ended up losing a treat from her reward jar for the whining that followed.  Little Man watched the whole thing with a concerned look on his face.  After a few minutes, he reached over and took the blue plate from her and handed her the pink one, saying, "Here.  I take blue and you have pink."  His empathy was so sweet!   

About a week and a half ago, I wrote about how I'm getting tough and changing the way we discipline around our house.  So far, it's been going well.  Princess is very motivated by her nightime sticker chart and her rewards jar.  On Sunday, she lost all of her marshmallows (which left me with no leverage right before bedtime) and was very upset by that.  This morning, she told me that she didn't like playing "the marshmallow game" anymore because she loses marshmallows.  This tells me that it's working!  

Star has had a stuffy nose the last few nights which translate into crying a lot during the night and not sleeping much.  She and I are both exhausted from the lack of sleep.  I have the head of her bed propped up and tried using a bulb syringe to clear out her nose last night (which didn't really work), but she still can't breathe through her nose which means that she can't suck on her pacifier very well.  Any suggestions? 

Practicing sitting by herself!

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  1. Saline water and this pump do wanders for us! http://www.babycomfynose.com/
    Katherine :) x


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