Friday, May 21, 2010
Toddler Sound Bite
The other day Emily requested some juice mid-morning. She hadn't had any at breakfast (we've been making smoothies!) so I granted her request and filled her sippy cup. A few minutes later she brought me her favorite baby doll, complaining that she was all wet. Taking a look I confirmed the wetness, and the stickiness. Ever the quick one, I assessed that Emily had tried to feed her juice to the doll. When I asked, she confirmed this. I didn't want to give her yet another thing NOT to do, because sometimes I feel like I'm saying "No!" all day long. Instead I tried this. "Emily, baby dolls don't like juice, so you shouldn't give them any. OK?" She thinks for a moment and responds "OK. I get milk."