Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday Randomness

  • Yesterday I took the boyz to meet a friend and her little girls at a park to play. We walked with all 5 of the kids around a big lake so the kids could see the ducks. Baby's verbal skills have definitely improved, yet he still has quite garbled speech. So upon seeing the ducks, he immediately yelled out, "Hi cocks! Bye cocks! C'mere cocks." Loudly.

  • How in the world do you TEACH a child to blow his nose? Middle is 3, thus he's obstinate and cranky. He frequently has a stuffy nose. Plus he sucks his thumb. So in the middle of the night, he awakens us with that colicky screech that he's had since birth. Yet I canNOT get the kid to BLOW it out! We've tried cajoling with the "make the tissue move" "do a Superman blow!" sort of encouragement. Nothing works. Any tips?

  • Today I'm wearing brown plaid cuffed trouser pants and a brown sweater. I also have on black and white diagonal striped socks on. Sweet look, huh? Fortunately, they're hidden under my brown knee-high boots! Here's hoping that I won't find myself in any sort of situation that requires me to remove my footwear today...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

When my boys were little, now 22 and 15, I would encourage them to blow their nose with, "pretend your blowing out birthday candles on a cake, just with your nose!" Seriously, it worked.

beth

tulipmom said...

When you figure out the nose-blowing trick, please pass it on. Almost 7 here and I still can't get him to do it!

Did you get dressed in the dark this morning or (like me) do you just need to go sock shopping? Where have all my socks gone? I swear I had more last year.

Patois said...

Yeah, I'm with Tulip Mom: when you figure it out, let me know. I looked at it with my two older kids as akin to bubble gum blowing and finger snapping: a talent they'd eventually grow into.

Amy said...

Never could get them to blow. Maybe that birthday candle thing above would work though - that sounds promising.

For God's sake girl don't take your boots off!

Buford Betty said...

The socks made me laugh... I always have on wronger than wrong socks inside my hooker boots!

hqm said...

The nose blowing is a mystery...Lulu could do it before her two older sisters!
I wear mismatched socks just abot everyday! I match up everybody elses but my own...I have been know to go to the gym with on pink and one green!
Oh, well! I have bigger things to worry about!

Pinks & Blues said...

So understand number #1. I had my oldest guy saying Fire-Fuck for the longest time.

So understand number #2. Basically the boogies are glued to Alexander's face.

And #3. Oh... I get that one big time. Holes in my socks. Mismatched socks. You pray there won't be a need to undress! :)

- Audrey

Candace said...

cute fashion statement.

Angela said...

My son smells flowers by blowing out his nose. I guess he is not really smelling the flowers. SO all he has to do is smell the tissue. It still doesn't work some times

BOSSY said...

Wait- it gets better. Bossy's pre-teen daughter still doesn't know how to blow her nose. The whole idea of pushing air out her nostrils is terrifying.

Janet said...

Hi Cocks!

(snicker)

Bec said...

Have you tried showing him how to blow and then getting him to do it without the tissue? That's my only - I'm totally out of my depth suggestion.

Barb said...

So, here's where I confess my utter strangeness. This is what I did: (and honestly, I must have read this somewhere because I couldn't have thought this up myself. No. Really.) you know how little kids love candles? Well, you light the candle and then you challenge the kids to blow it out using the air out of their noses. (You kind of have to be careful they don't set themselves on fire during this challenge because that REALLY slows down the old learning curve.)

I swear I didn't make that up. But that's what taught my younger daughter. The older one still hasn't learned AND she's deathly afraid of candles.

I should SO go back to lurking.

Life As I Know It said...

Can't help you on the nose blowing thing. My almost 6 year old is juuust now getting the hang of it.

Whenever my 2 year old sees a bridge he points and yells "there's a bitch!".

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