Monday, March 28, 2011

More Cute Stories

I looked up some other stories I had written up and figured I would add them here really quickly. No promises of returning to regular posting just yet, though. You may have seen a couple of these elsewhere (like on our microblog or facebook). But it's nice to have them archived here on the blog.

Story 1: Aurora was attempting to rearrange the kitchen rugs, which drives me crazy, so I scolded her. I said, “Bring the refrigerator rug back! Look at the fridge—it looks lonely now!” Aurora stopped, looked at the fridge, got a concerned look on her face, and went and leaned against it with her cheek completely smushed against it. (Hugging the fridge?) She didn’t bring the rug back, though.

Story 2: During "naptime" which is really quiet playtime, our neighbor's baby woke up crying. We can hear things through the walls pretty well, so I wasn't surprised to hear Aurora react to it. She sang this song for him: "Baaaaybee! Baaaaybee! Is O! K! Mooooomeeee! Mooooommmmeeeee!" (I wish I could give you the "tune" but you'll just have to put your own in.) I had never heard her put "is ok" together before, so that was pretty cute. She always talks about the baby's mommy when she hears him cry, so I guess she was trying to reassure him that his mommy was coming. :)

Story 3: My sister is going to have a baby any day now (she's 5 days past due at the time of writing this post--hopefully the baby will be here by the time this publishes). Aurora is fascinated by babies in bellies and we talk about Auntie Jess and her baby from time to time. Our conversation at lunch went something like this:
Aurora: *pointing at her belly* baby baby!
me: no, you don’t have a baby in your belly, silly girl
Aurora: Dess! baby!
Me: Yes, Auntie Jess has a baby inside her belly but he’s going to come out soon.
Aurora: out! hug!!
Me: yes, auntie Jess will give the baby a big hug and then yum-yums (our word for nursing)
Aurora: hug! nyum nyums!


Friday, March 25, 2011

How to Traumatize your child

Yes, I know I haven't posted in ages. Yes, I will explain the absence. But for now, you'll have to be happy with this. I wrote it up for some online friends to enjoy, so I figured I could post it over here for you all, too. :)

Aurora was especially wound up this evening so I was massaging her arms and legs and back. I got to the squeeze and slide your hands down their arms and legs part and since we had been talking about how wiggly Aurora was, I said "Now I'm squeezing your wiggles out--but they'll be back in the morning!" At first she loved it and was saying bye bye to her wiggles (and was actually relaxing--it was great!). Then suddenly it hit her the wrong way (or something) and she broke down crying with the most pitiful face and sobs saying something about her wiggles being gone.

I had her kick her feet and exclaimed "Oh, look your wiggles didn't go away! They were just resting!" But she didn't buy it and kept wailing. Wil came in to rock her and she was still sobbing--huge, full body sobs (someone's over-tired!). I ran and grabbed some gas drops and a piece of candy (she always gets gas from crying like this), gave her the medicine, then told her that I had wiggle medicine for her and gave her the candy. Sucking on it at least forced her to stop sobbing. Within a few minutes she was talking to Wil about something (all I heard was "no no no no no no no"). Hopefully she's recovered, but she'll be sensitive about wiggles for the next couple days.

Poor thing. I should have known better after that "go to sleep, sleepy eyes" incident. That was pretty traumatizing, too. :)