Friday, May 2, 2008

Bomb Dropper

You know, you carry them for 9 LONG months, you feed, change, love, make silly faces, become a permanent taxi every day for 16 LONG months. You would think that there would be a level of respect, of loyalty, a sense of responsibility to at least give you a minute of their time when you are trying to further their developement. Where is my thank you?
I decided that I am going to "lay down the law," to Daredevil (aka my second child who knows no fear). He is going to learn to speak! After all, I have a degree in Early Childhood, I have spent my entire career working on the development of small children, and yet when it comes to my own child, anything goes. I am also exstremely tired of picking up food off of the floor as a way of telling me that he is done eating. He's reminds me of a jet just dropping bombs on some country down below. So I started to try to "teach" him how to say "UP" when he's done. Simple enough, right? Please. While I am sitting there like some broken record saying, "Uuuuuupppp,Uuuuuppp,Uuuuuppppp, Look at Mommy's lips Uuuuuppp" He's flopping around, hiking his legs to try to manuever himself out of his cage of a highchair, dropping bombs of apples and cherrios. I finally realized I lost the war when I hear it, Choo-Choo Soul come on the TV. You know the Disney Channel version of MTV Videos. "All aboard the choo-choo train, All aboard, Choo-Choo" (If you don't know it, call me, I'll sing it to you) He was gone for good. So I guess I always have lunch time to look forward to putting my education to work & seeing if I can get the little snothead to muster up those two letters and make his mommy oh so proud.


Michelle said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting aobut the Kindergarten post - so much to think about! :) I got some great advice for sending her, and for holding back another year, decisions decisions! We haven't had her transitional IEP yet, I have some questions for them before the final decision, but I think we're going to give a K a shot.

I got a chuckle out of your jiggly post below! LOL

Anne Marie said...

Haven't talked to you in a long time. I visit your blog to see how you are. I miss you. I would love to talk to you. I can't believe the kids. M has gotten so big and your little man is adorable. Email me or call.
Anne Marie