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06 November 2012

You should send Julia an e-card or something because she finally cut the take-the-bottle-and-blankie-everywhere cord (outside of nap and bed cagetime). What? Pediatricians recommend that you wean children from bottles at one year of age?  I'm well aware. It's not like I didn't try. And we're only 13 months behind. She went cold turkey and had no choice in the matter but seems to be coping well.  We've only had one meltdown per public outing and I've only been tempted every single day to climb back on the wagon and beg her crutches to reconsider and return to the fold forever. 

To fill her empty hands and the void in her blue heart she has taken to bringing various items with us on our safaris to the exotic lands of the far away grocery store that gives out free cookies and the closer grocery store with the questionable produce.

Monday's trove: Dora backpack fashioned into a dainty noose/necklace secretly filled with (never worn of course) Dora underwear and a Dora doll that is just small enough to lose every 34 seconds.

Tuesday's loot: 1/8 eaten apple, swim diaper, 1/2 of a book, a rosary and a polite stare at the third young individual to move into the house next door this week (confusing Grace Kravitz to no end).

And what does Sebastian require when he leaves the confines of our abode? Nothing. Ever. He has to maintain his favorite offspring status somehow.



What? Boring?? It's not like there's anything else newsworthy going on in the great United States of America today.  Nothing at all.


14 comments:

  1. Toooooo funny! You are a better Mom than I... all hand me down Dora crap (stuff) gets donated out of our house promptly. I like the swim diaper... girl is prepared! She will never be caught without feminine products I predict! ;)

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  2. haha! Julia, you and Ellen would get along. Perhaps you two can rent an apartment together one day and your mom and I can call Hoarders when things get out of hand?

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  3. Haha, this is too funny! Glad she is weened, how funny that Sebastian doesn't need one and she's so attached to hers.

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  4. So funny! My kids haven't been able to become attached to anything because I forget EVERYTHING, I'm terrible.

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  5. Never boring. It's boring when there ISN'T a post from you! We are only barely removed from those days and I loved them. It's so fun to see them through your eyes. I think Julia is doing great!!!

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  6. The random crap they choose to carry around is one of my favorite things about these little people...I wish I could see what they are thinking when they make their choices...

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  7. Little J always makes me feel so lacking in the style dept. Sigh. So glad the two items my daughter demands we take everywhere are permanently attached to my chest.

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  8. We weaned Daniel at 2 1/2 by taking away his bottle and only giving him a sippy cup. It took 6 hours but it worked.

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  9. She is so flipping cute Grace!!!

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  10. my twin brothers were addicted to bottles. at almost 4 my little brother was still drinking from one (they were kids #12 and #13 so my mom was slacking, lol). finally, a boy around 1 yrs old in church sees my brother and yells out "mommy, that big giant boy is being bad and drinking out of a bottle!" that was the end. anyway, i have this terrible fear of bottle addiction, so at 6-9 months i start introducing the cup ;)

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