Thursday, December 26, 2013

Making connections

After telling Henry that we were going to go to Disneyland for my birthday this year, I asked him if he remembered the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean where you float past the restaurant.  He said he did, so I asked him if he'd like to eat there.  He said, emphatically, "No!"  Confused, I asked him why not.  He answered, "Duh, plastic food!" as though I was some kind of idiot for considering eating at the fake-restaurant-scene at the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dad for the win!

Henry has had a fever for a few days, so he's been taking a lot of liquid ibuprofen.  We started with Advil brand grape flavor, but it was running out so David picked up some more.  He brought home generic, dye-free berry flavor.  (This was not a mistake - I almost always buy generic, and dye-free is my preference.)  Henry reacted very poorly to the non-colored medicine.  He only fought a little, but I had to do a bit of forcing for a couple of doses.

David suggested using food coloring to make it more palatable for Henry, so we gave it a try.  He turned the medicine blue, which was Henry took a little easier than the cloudy white medicine.  When it was time for the next dose, Henry said he wanted grape, so David turned the medicine purple.  I don't know exactly what's going on in Henry's head - he still makes the same faces when I give him the medicine, but he doesn't fight.  I asked him if it was good and he just looked at me.  He didn't say yes, but he didn't say no, either. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I guess it's innate.

The kids have been fighting about a game they play together, so we sat down to make some "house rules" about how different situations will be handled.  After coming up with a few rules, we were having trouble deciding who would be the "host" each day.  There are a variety of kids who may be playing on any given day, so it's difficult to come up with a fair method of choosing that also evenly distributes the "host" duties.  We talked about lots of different possibilities, when Henry chimed in with his idea.

First, everyone who wants to be the host would go and put their hand on the humidifier.  Whoever leaves their hand on the humidifier the longest gets to be the host.   Henry has "invented" a sweepstakes idea embraced by radio stations everywhere!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

A New Cousin

This morning I told Henry that his Aunt Christina was having her baby, so when we visit at Christmas there will be a little tiny baby to see.  After putting out his hands and asking about how big the baby would be, he said, "Well then you'll have to watch your step!"