Friday, December 5, 2008

Regression and Progression

I was excited that Samuel is finally old enough to play with some of our favorite toys. We love our dangerous Polly Pocket choking hazards! Sam is just there lovingly wetting the doll's hair with his tongue, like a mother cat to her kittens.


I know, I know...I let him eat the shoes and other fine accessories while I snap away..what kind of Mum am I? This experience is very reminiscent of the wood chips at the playground scenario. My philosophy is: let them eat and taste! Their mouth is working overtime to figure out textures and how all those salivary glands work. It's all a part of the learning process, guys. And I am excellent at swift removal of any non-food objects. I think I remove about 20 rug fuzzies from his mouth every day.


I wish I could be rejoicing as I say this: Olivia is finally taking a pacifier after 3 years! We tried over and over to give her the magical pacifier when she was a baby but she would not have it. We tried again at 1, then at 2, when she started abandoning naps (blamed it on no binky to lull her to sleep), and now that she is 3 and there is no point, she took one of Sammy's extras and has it in her mouth constantly. What do I do? (besides take it away from her- that is too obvious. Looking for creativity here!)

4 comments:

Megz said...

Maybe if you'd feed that kid more he wouldn't have to eat your carpet.
As for Livvers.....she's one smart kid. She knows how Isabelle get a new Barbie out of giving hers up, so she's just waiting for you to offer her the same big bribe.

Nikki said...

As long as you got the finger swoop down, then let him have at it...barbie shoes and all. Heck why not let him play with a bunch of pennies. Those are the choking hazard of choice at our house.

The Marshall Family said...

I haven't had to worry about choking hazards for a while, but yesterday I caught Austin trying to feed Makenna cheetos. I feel your pain with the binkys. I could never get Austin to take one, and Makenna won't either, I refuse to give up on her yet though!

rut said...

I figure the Polly Pocket shoes are no worse for Sam than the ice cream and chocolate cake smothered in hot fudge I couldn't resist giving him at the Christmas party on Saturday. With such a look of longing... If your child asketh bread, do you give him an asp? No! Neither do you offer pureed carrots when he asketh chocolaty dessert.

I like the new seasonal blog background, cocoa...