Wednesday, January 7, 2009

John Michael's on the move...

I hope today isn't an indicator of how our year will be. John Michael usually loves Music Therapy and gives his full attention for the 45 minutes his therapist is interacting with him. But today, he only briefly played her games, helped her play guitar, reached for the rainbow scarves, shook the maracas and then kept crawling away as if to say, "Catcha later, I've got more amusing things to do..." 15 minutes after the therapist left, it was time to load the little ones up in the car to pick up the older two at school. John Michael and Greta were playing in the living room, so I ran to the closet to get my shoes. I came back to find John Michael sitting in spilled water from the dog bowl, munching on not one, but two tasty kibbles and one gooey kibble squeezed tightly in his hand. I pried it loose and fished out the chunks from his mouth. Ick! Nutritional value and grossness aside, it's a new choking hazard I hadn't even considered. I promptly lifted him, stripped off his pants and socks and changed him before dashing out the door. Out of habit (and love, of course), I buckled him into his carseat and kissed his little mouth. I distinctly smelled dog food on his breath. Oh, good heavens! That's just gross! So I'm thinking in the car on the way to school, "Is this the start of a crazy new year?" I hope not. I hope this was a fluke, but we'll see... The adventure has begun.


  1. I just found your blog :) This just made me giggle (sorry) I so, remember those days!!! My son was obsessed with our dogs food dish!! And I remember being so tired because he was always getting into everything!!! I was complaining to his early childhood teacher that came to our home, and she said "you should be thankful, it just means he's so smart and curious" I hadn't really thought of it that way before. Funny, though I really miss those days!!! But, thats only because we are out of that stage! Good Luck and God bless! Look forward to reading more!

  2. Oh the joys of a toddler on the move. Our older 4, especially the 3boys were always into something. Sounds as if your going to have to keep your tennis shoes on.

  3. My daughter is 17 months old and can crawl to the dogbowls from across the house is two seconds flat. They are like magnets! She LOVES to throw the food and play in the water. She no longer tries to eat it, that stopped quickly. I do my best to keep her out of it, and I think after a few months, the novelty is slowly wearing off.... but I must say for a while it was quite a battle! Now I can just say a firm "SYDNEY..." and she stops with her "WHAT, I wasn't doing anything look"... Ugh! Good luck!