Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gallimaufry

Little Bear's thing, right now, is to visit the potty in every single building we visit. Partially, he likes marking his territory like puppies do. Mostly, he likes seeing what different potties look like, and he's excited at the little differences in all of them. He also is fascinated by the whole flushing process. It's very cute, except for the need to visit the potty every five minutes during a meal.
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The Boy handled Little Bear's hitting spell at dinner tonight much better than we did. He ignored it, responded by falling to the ground in a silly manner, then laughing. Little Bear changed from hostile to amused to laughing. it's classic redirection, I know, but still amazing to see from a four year old. Anyone who underestimates the intelligence of children (mine in particular) is kidding themselves.
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Favorite books of the moment: "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Superman" (the Ralph Cosentino picture book) for Little Bear, and "The Giving Tree" and "Wonder Woman" for The Boy. The Boy has rediscovered Hap Palmer's "Baby Songs," while Little Bear is still not a big television watcher.
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The Baby is very much a Momma's and Grandma's boy right now. He tolerates Daddy. He is adjusting to the bottle quite well - much better than Little Bear ever did. The secret is the milk temperature and the nipple type. All three boys like the brown, shaped nipples instead of the clear ones - something about the texture and shape. Different bottle, cold temperature means difficult feeding.
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The Boy sang his dinner request tonight. It was cute. So, we made dinner into Opera Time, at least until the boys got bored with it. The By is discovering his voice and doing a pretty decent job of finding and keeping a tonal center.
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Little Bear had an amazing time at Kennywood yesterday. He was terrified on a bunch of the rides last time, but this time found them fun and engaging. He rode the "Phantom, Jr." mini roller coaster around ten times, where he threw a major fit last time because he was scared. The boys also helped me demolish an order of cheese fries, and we had to literally drag The Boy out of Kennywood, kicking and screaming.
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Little Bear is now full time in a big bed. We put the toddler bed away late last week, and he doesn't seem to miss it. Interesting thing: trying to get The Baby adjusted to a new crib in another room. First guess: lots more cosleeping. The Boy was sleeping for a while without lights, but something spooked him a week or so ago, and he's back to sleeping with lights on.


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