Sunday, September 09, 2007

Two Momentous Events

But before we get to that, I promised you pictures. These are from the water park at the Zoo. The many faces of Katie. LOL

I love this picture.

Okay, maybe I am a bit chilly???

Okay, now to the stories. The first one has me finally victorious in war of wills with my child. Since school has started, I've been making Katie's lunch. Knowing that she likes peaches, I bought cups of diced peaches that she could take with her. I thought it would be easier, and cleaner, than her eating a whole peach. After I bought the peaches, Katie told me that she did not want them, would not try them and basically wanted nothing to do with them. We argued back and forth because she likes peaches, but was convinced she would not like these.

So I told her that she could not have dessert until she tried the peaches. That was Wednesday. So since then, she would ask for dessert and I would ask if she was going to try the peaches. She'd say no and I'd say, okay, no dessert. She said she was never going to try them and I said that she wouldn't be getting dessert until she did.

Tonight while we were eating dinner, Katie said that she was saving room for dessert. Thinking that she had forgotten, I asked her if she was going to try the peaches. She said YES!!!! Then she told JC that she thought she wasn't going to get dessert again until she moved out of the house unless she tried the peaches.

So I won. I won. I won, I won, I won. Finally.

The other news is that Katie lost her second tooth in her sleep last night. It just fell out. LOL She rolled over and onto it. So she woke up, picked it up and took it into the bathroom to see what it was. Once she figured it out, she realized that she was bleeding and blotted her mouth. And kept the tissue she used to show it to me this morning. I have no idea why she didn't wake me up, but she handled the whole thing herself.

Oh! And she has a theory. She thinks that the tooth fairy collects the baby teeth that kids lose and gives them to babies who haven't gotten their teeth yet.


Becky said...

Ok Mary, I'm very proud of you. You won against a 6 year old. This is a momentus occasion I see. :) Good for you for sticking to it! Now, I love the crazy face picture. That's a good time! And I think her idea of what the tooth fairy does is just sweet.

Libby said...

That is the BEST tooth theory i EVER heard!! and good for katie for handling the whole lost tooth in the night! good thing she didn't swallow it! hehe...woulda taken a couple days to get THAT would be a job for the tooth fairy!! ;-)

Mary said...

Libby, ewww. lol I was pretty proud of her for handling it herself, but it made me realize that I'm going to have to put a motion detector outside her room when she's older. The amount of stuff this kid does while I'm asleep is frightening.