Saturday, February 28, 2009

They said it

Luke: "I can make my hands into a sandwich." (he puts his palms together) "And then eat it." (shoving hands into his mouth and taking a bite)

Emmett: "Mom, want to know what the 'ooooh ooooh ooooh' is in the song 'Hello There?'"
Me: "Ok."
Emmett: "It's the singer saying, 'ooooh ooooh ooooh.'"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Living with Luke

Luke is a picky eater. We work it out - when I can I hide veggies in his food, I try to get him to try stuff (yeah right), and I try not to worry about it too much.

A couple of days ago, David put his finger on the part that actually is frustrating. It's not the fickle preferences, it's the fact that his fickle preferences change day by day. This weekend I made a lemon meringue pie. When I gave him a piece, Luke decided that he only likes meringue (without trying the lemon part, of course). He ate all the meringue from that piece of pie. Today, I cut a piece and tried to gave him a bite of meringue. Although he had been looking forward to having pie, he said he didn't like meringue. I offered him the lemon, but he didn't want that either. I did coax him into trying one bite of meringue today, but he acted like it was yucky.

I've had the same thing happen with cookies. And of course, he knows without trying them that he doesn't like corn, green beans, or any other vegetable I might put on his plate. At least I've convinced him that it's ok to keep food on his plate, even if he's not eating it - it's a big improvement over what he used to do with it. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009


Emmett and Luke, in the car:

Emmett: "Why won't you share your chocolate milk?"
Luke: "Because I won't!"
Emmett: "That's just a restatement. Tell me why!"

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Emmett and Luke have been having trouble sharing (shocking!). It's mostly a problem of whatever-Emmett-is-holding-Luke-needs-to-play-with-now-Now-NOW (and sometimes the reverse, too). I try not to resort to "solving" their problems with a time-limit imposed from outside, instead asking them to wait until one is finished with that toy, then they'll have a chance to play with it.

Earlier today, Luke wanted what Emmett had, so I said to him, "Luke, why don't you ask Emmett if you can have a turn when he's done with that toy?"

So Luke went to Emmett and said, "Emmett, can you be done with that toy so I can play with it?"

Almost, kiddo. Almost.