Saturday, February 28, 2009

Growing Taller.

Ashley has just reached the height where she can switch the lightswitch on and off. Sometimes, if she comes at it at a bad angle, she can't quite reach it. This happened recently one night and just as I was about to help her - "Stand with you feet together and legs straight" or "Try again", she looked at me and shrugged and said "No green beans". I realized immediately what she meant and had to hide my laughter. She had been watching a PBS show called "Caillou" and had heard that eating vegetables would help you grow big and strong. That night, at dinner, she had said "No thank you" when I offered her green beans. She assumed that since she had not eaten them, that was the reason why she could not reach the lightswitch. She has not said "No thank you" to a vegetable since that night and has hit a growth spurt. I am going to milk this one for all it's worth :).

Good Parenting.

I can remembering seeing a photo of my brother when he was a toddler drinking from a puddle. I love that picture but then I thought to question how the picture came to be. Shouldn't my parents have told Clay not to drink from the puddle? Instead, they said 'Do it again now that I have the camera ready'. Of course I thought I would do things differently. The other day, I saw Ashley giving Drew his first taste of popsicle. She licked it and then gave some to him and then took it back. Yes, a part of me thought 'Gross...germs' but the part that thought 'How cute, they're sharing' won out and I ran to grab the camera. Man, I am good at this parenting stuff :).