Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Difference between the Obama "Fist" and the Bruce Lee "Fist".

So, my 4-year-old son does not like to be hugged by other boys. So, I tell him, "if a boy tries to hug you just give him the 'Fist"". "The Fist"? he says. I say, "you know, like we do." Even the President & First Lady do the Fist.

So, lo and behold, he goes to school, the boy tries to hug him and, out of the blue . . .FIST! He punches the boy right in the chest. Doh! Apparently, I was not clear on the subtle distinction between the Obama fist and the Bruce Lee fist.

And, of course, when asked why he did it he replied "My daddy told me to". Ahh!

Monday, September 28, 2009

All the Single Babies! All the Single Babies!

This is crazy.  Guess ya gotta start them earlier if you expect them to get on American Idol, America's Got Talent or So You Think You Can Dance. 

My 3-year-old and the power of suggestion.

So, it appears as though my 3-year-old is the next Tony Robbins (or other Neuro-Linguistic Programming expert).  Apparently, she made herself (from my perspective, anyway) have a fever of 99.9 degrees after I reminder her last night that she had to go to bed early because it was a "school night". 

Immediately, she responded "I'm sick".  I said "C'mon Lakie-Pooh [her name is Lake but we often call her Lakie-Pooh], you are not sick".  "I don't feel good", she says, "I have terrible hickups and my leg hurts".  After some back and forth between us--and her self-reinforcement about her anti-school ailments--wouldn't you know it . . . . .SHE GOT A FEVER!

It's amazing!!  She is now my motivation coach on the power of suggestion!  I pay her in Cinderella Cupcakes--it's a "sweet" deal!