Wednesday, October 27, 2010

He doesn't miss a trick!

I have a bin storage system for the kids' toys. On the front of each bin, I attached a picture of several of whatever item goes in it. This started when Jessica couldn't read and Xander can't read yet, so we still need the pictures.

The picture on the car bin was taken a couple of years ago. It has a Fisher Price police car and Parents brand truck. We handed down the Parents truck a while ago, since it's more of a toddler toy. The Fisher Price car I just put into storage a few days ago. Really. He's got a playmobil police car that he likes much better and hardly ever plays with the Fisher Price one.

This morning, he came over to me, holding the picture he'd torn off the car bin: "I don't have this car," he said. "Where is this car?"

So it took him maybe 2 days to discover a toy he never plays with was missing.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


When Jessica was 3 and 4, and she got really upset from crying, I would tell her to stop crying and calm down. She would say she couldn't. So we went through this routine where I would tell her I'd breathe with her on the count of 3: "1, 2, 3, breathe!" and we would both suck in deep breaths. After repeating this a few times, she was usually calmer.

I don't remember doing this recently, but I must have because Xander picked up on it. He'll be crying a little, sometimes even fake crying, nothing like Jessica had done when I helped her breathe. Even though he's not crying that hard, he'll say, "I need someone to help me breathe!"

So I go through the routine with him and after one try, he's calmed down from his not-so-agitated state.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A picture says a thousand words

To make a long story short: long cast (mid-thigh to foot) for 6 weeks. Non weight bearing. Then hopefully a short walking cast for 4 weeks. He can't walk but thankfully he can crawl. Should he choose to, that is.

He either fell off the top bunk or slipped getting onto the ladder. I was right there but I had my back turned. He's been climbing up and down that ladder for 2 years.

My poor little man.