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March 21, 2008



If memory serves me correctly, President Jimmy Carter was afraid of the Easter Bunny after he was attacked by the Giant Bunny early in his Presidency, this puts you and Lil' Tater in pretty good company, it's good to know you have her all figured out, now, just keep telling yourself that for the next 15 years, time will tell.


Hey J-
Ben does this, he says "my belly hurts", pulls ups his shirt to show me right where too (usually by his belly button). I did the same as you, finally realized he just wants attention. If I kiss his belly he is fine. :)


lol. Just wait, it gets better and better. They never stop figuring out ways to manipulate.

5 "I'm going to hold my breath till I die and then you'll be sorry."
10 "Mikey has one."
13 "All the other kids in my class get to."
17 "Wouldn't it be easier if I had my own car. Then I wouldn't have to keep bothering you."
28 "If you wouldn't mind cooking spaghetti for all my friends we'll get my house finished that much sooner and I can move out of yours." Yep, I cooked. Hey, couldn't have him taking time away from roofing his new little house to cook could I? Let's get those kids independent.


Kids are way too smart. My 6 yo had the stomach flu a few months ago. She rarely gets sick, so this was a big deal. But now, I hear the comment "Mom, I feel like I am going to throw up". All. the. time. I usually tell her that she won't be able to do (insert some upcoming fun activity we have planned). And she usually is amazingly fine a few moments later.


Being adults we should be smarter than our kids. Manipulating a manipulator is challenging.

It's like disciplining a screamer.
"Mine. Mine. Miiiiiiiiiiine!"
"No. No. Nooooooooooo!"
"Stop. Stop. Stooooooooop!
"Gimme. Gimme. Giiiiiimmeeeeeeeeeee!

Why didn't god make them with corks or zippers. Or teach us to get them in a sleeper hold. Maybe they'd feel better after induced sleep.


You've got one smart 2 1/2 year old cookie on your hands.
PS I always thought the Easter Bunny was overrated.


Aleita had her tonsils out a few weeks ago, and after several days of pampering and being treated with kid gloves, she was spoiled so bad that she stunk! It took some tough love to break out of a pattern that didn't take all that long to develop.

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