Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Nursing Baby's Dilemma

It must be that humans were all created with that innate need for milk to dunk our cookies in because today I was approached by my 13 month old at a time she normally would not be wanting to nurse...but was clearly wanting me to pick her up to nurse her. I picked her up and then noticed the half eaten Oatmeal Raisin cookie in her hand.....poised....as if to.......what? How can I help you kid? What do you want from me?

She (with cookie poised just so), began to nurse but quickly stopped...looked at the cookie...looked back at me... I couldn't help but just crack up laughing because her dilemma was so apparent and so ridiculously cute. She totally just wanted a wee bit of milk with that there little cookie of hers! She and I both had a good laugh while the whole charade continued a little longer. She knew this was a funny thing! Sip....bite....sip....bite.... but not quite the same as dunking. I guess my little baby is growing up and needs a good cup of milk to dunk in. (sigh)

Hannah's Thriving Business...
My Hannah has taken it upon herself to figure out a few little tunes that happen to be favorites of the younger kids. Today she said in her sweet soft little lispy voice

"Hey Mom...I figured out if I put my violin case out while I play, the kids want to put money in."
Later in the afternoon I was hearing quite a lot of violin and noticed the kids were scrambling around a little more fervently for change to drop in Hannah's violin case. She came up to me with that little grin and a twinkle in her eye and informed me that she figured something out....

"Mom! If I dump my whole jar of money inta my violin case...then the kids rully want to throw more and more and MORE money in! Isn't that funny Mom? It's like what we read in my logic book Mom!"

She's talking about when she read about Propaganda Techniques with her father in her little Fallacy Detective logic book by the Bluedorn brothers. To be exact, I think it would fall under the Bandwagon Propaganda of appealling to people's vulnerability to "everybody's doing it". She's frighteningly perceptive. (Thank God she's the angelic one). I just watched quite amused as two of my children in particular... the two I've always known would be succeptible to all the bandwagons we parents fear... scrambled frantically for all their change and eventually turned up broke. Yes, I'm thankful that they are home with me and that Lord willing I have many years to teach them.

And I mean heck, at least if they're broke, we're keeping the money in the family?

You shall not follow a multitude to do evil;
nor shall you testify in a dispute
so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.
~Exodux 23:2


Anonymous said...

Hi Liz!!!

I just got done reading wayyyyyy tooo much on your blog and thus shirking my morning responsibilities. But...it was so much fun and so entertaining!
I loved all the pictures and you are hilarious!
Thanks for giving me a peek into your lives. It was such fun!
Have a great day!

Jenni said...

Liz, I love ya but why didn't you call me back tonight? Are you mad at me? Did I hurt your feelings or something and you are just really needing to talk to me in person about it? Okay, whatever I did, I'm sorry okay?! Now, would you call me back? I still want to be friends okay?

Jenni said...

Yeah :) I'm glad you and Brian got to go on a date, how does that work anyway? ;) Yes, it was a joke, hope you didn't think I was serious! Love ya!