Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Parent Tip #367

The basics did not come easy in our house today.  No one wanted to sleep (except me and Alex).  No one wanted to use the potty (except me and Cordelia and Alex).  No one wanted to eat (except me and Cordelia  and Alex, again).

No one held her pee pee for 17 hours actually.  17 hours, people.  From 7pm to 12 pm the next day.

So what do you do when the most life essential activities come difficult for someone?

That's a fantastic question.  If you have any answers for me, please share.  The sleep thing bothered me the most and left me the most exhausted.  The potty thing didn't bother me at all.  I scored big on the eating thing.  Oh yea!  Point Mommy.

I let her eat her dinner with her ballerina tooth picks.  I would have let her use her hands if I thought she'd just put the food in her mouth.  

Tip #367 Change the way you eat.  Make it fun.  Out of the ordinary.

Tip #368 Put sprinkles on it.  I've started sending sandwiches to school that have pink sprinkles on top.  Talk about fancy!  Talk about success!

Right now I'm watching the Duggar family on 19 Kids and Counting because I love that show.  And I feel so good right now because the Duggar children did not listen to their sweet super mama.  So it's not just me, it can happen to anyone.


catherine said...

I feel you. Some days I can't get anyone to eat any meal so I offer something and if they don't eat fine but no snacking unless they ate. I might have to try toothpick thing because they like using chopsticks (kids ones) for everything so if the don't want to eat I try chopsticks and most of the time it works and then they give up and use the fork because it takes too long with the chopsticks.

Alex and Emily said...

Kid's chopsticks. Sounds wonderful! I'm going to look into getting some of those. Thanks for the tip, Catherine!

Brooke Koroknay said...

Good to know...!

Brookie said...

Great tips, Emily. And GREAT JOB being the best mama to your girls.

Averitts said...

I'm totally trying the sprinkles thing....our sandwiches currently come home untouched. Great idea!!