Thursday Tidbit: An Octopus and Q-tips

Q tidbit (5 months old this week):

There is a post going around Facebook called 11 Step Program for Those Thinking of Having Kids.  It was written by Amy Lawrence and you can see all the steps here http://community.babycenter.com/post/a25790321/11_step_program_for_ those_thinking_of_having_kids   It is hilarious and much of it is so true.  Lesson 5, for example, is as follows: 

Lesson 5                                                                                                                                      Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.                                                                         1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.                                                         2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.                 Time allowed for this – all morning.

This morning’s dressing of Q should have been video taped for YouTube as the visual for this lesson.  I seriously debated just wrapping her in a blanket.  I didn’t.  But it was close.

C tidbit (26 months old this month):

My son has developed a fascination with Q-tips.  As soon as I’m distracted with something else, he gets them from the bathroom and carries them around (by the fist-full).  My husband asked, “What does he do with them?”  Good question J.  Let’s see, he puts them in pockets (mine usually),  in any holes he can find (holes in toys, in the step stool, etc), in the basket of the push toy, and more.  You name it, I’ve probably found a Q-tip in it.  Sometimes you have to wonder…

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4 Responses to Thursday Tidbit: An Octopus and Q-tips

  1. Carol says:

    I hear you on the clothing thing. Sometimes, when I think my back won’t hold up to the constant writhing, I sit on the sofa, hold him between my legs in the equivalent of a baby choke-hold, turn on the tv for maximum distraction, and just pray I can get his clothes on and still be one time for work.

  2. gwen says:

    take advantage of his love for Qtips and use them as a reward.eg no pushing and you can have some Qtips. Of course you will have to have control of the wonderful things …kept out of C’s reach and dispensed by parents for good behavior. Great to have something that fascinates him!

  3. And what a great wedding speech story that would be, “Other children had sticker charts but with you we used Q-tips to encourage good behaviour.” Love it! And it just might work too!

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