Sunday, May 13, 2012


I'm terribly behind in blogging, but I might as well post some pictures from Easter while I'm saying Happy Mother's Day!
 Andy is finally learning to smile on command. I'm not sure if this is a blessing or a curse because it's a goofy smile, but the peek-a-boo and silly games don't work anymore. So, I'll take what I can get! Usually, what I can get must involve some sort of bribe such as a fruit leather, or he has learned to up the ante to Thomas the Train fruit snacks.
 Andy has also upgraded to a big boy bed this week, which has been an adventure. He's learning tactics to delay bedtime. A conversation from a couple of nights ago:
Andy: Mommy, I need to smell your hair. (To his credit, my new conditioner does smell really, really good, especially right after I get out of the shower, which happend to be the situation at the moment)
Me: (Leaning down to let him smell my hair) Ok, Andy, it's time to go to sleep.
Andy: Mommy, I need to smell your other hair. (He meant the other side of my hair falling down.)
Me: (My heart melting) Ok, Andy, I love you. Night, night.
Andy: Mommy, I need a hug.
Me: (Hugging him.) Now, it's really time to go to sleep.
Andy: Mommy, I need a kiss.
Me: (Giving him a kiss). Night, night. I love you.
Andy: Mommy, I need to wiggle!
Me: Ok, You are done!
 The other day, I was desperately trying to get out the door to a church event on time, and Andy was just being a pill. After having a enough of his lack of cooperation, I put him in time out. I let him out with a little talk, and led him through telling me he was sorry for disobeying. He started to turn the corner to leave the room, and then he came back in. He said, "Mommy, I won't tell you no anymore!"
As I gave him a hug, I said, "Andy, that's great. Thank you so much for being such a good boy."
We walked back around the corner, and THREE SECONDS LATER, I said, "Ok, Andy, let's get ready to get in the car." What did he reply?
"No! I don't want to go!"
So much for that sweet, sincere apology!

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