Star's bedtime and naptime ritual includes a "huh and a mah." She gives me a big hug (huh) and a kiss (mah) on each cheek. Then she leans back to look at my face, says, "uh-oh!" and, wipes her kisses off my face before laying down to go to sleep.
Tattling is not allowed in my house. It's okay to tell on someone if they're hurting someone or breaking something. So, when a child comes to me with that tattling look on their face and starts their sentence with, "So-and-so did...", I cut them off and ask them if someone is hurt. If the answer to that is no, I ask if someone is breaking something. Princess came to tattle on Little Man to me the other day so I asked her both questions. Her first answer was no, but when I asked her if someone was breaking something, she replied, "Just the rules!"
Touche, my dear.
Little Man: Mommy, can I take my sweater to grandma's house?
Me: Sure, I guess. Why do you need your sweater?
Little Man: In case I get sweaty, then I can put it on.
Last week was Tube Feeding Awareness Week. There are so many myths and wrong beliefs about tube feeding that raising awareness is important so kids and adults who are tube fed don't feel ostracized or abnormal. I shared Little Dude's tube feeding story on the blog and shared posts on Facebook and Instagram to help raise awareness.
Can we just take a second to talk about how a certain little guy is only 2 1/2 weeks away from turning ONE?!?! I've always looked forward to my kiddos going into the toddler stage as it's so much fun (and work!), but it scares me a bit with Little Dude because I have to face the fact that he's slowly growing out of being a baby and that means that we will have new challenges soon. So far, he's unable to eat any table foods without choking except for gluten-free puffs that I break in half for him, we don't know for sure if he has Celiac's Disease or not, we know he has food sensitivities, but not sure to what, and he is nowhere near ready to drink out of anything other than a bottle. I'm excited and nervous to see what this next year brings for my sweet little boy. We'll just take it one step at a time and I'll keep reminding myself that he won't be going off to college getting all of his nutrition from formula in a bottle.
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