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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wild Weekend W(r)evelations - Laaate!

I've actually been so busy this week, that I don't remember falling asleep last night - sitting up. I've been working hard on my crafts to sell. I finally was able to set up at a local shop.

Claire Bear, by the way, has been sitting up also.
She is such a cutey pie. I can't believe she'll be 5 months this month.
Well, I only have two w(r)evelations this week, due to my busy schedule!

W(r)evelation #1: I can't keep letting my child fall asleep at the table, my technique is not working (see Stick it to 'em).

Solution #1: Light up candles and let him blow them out when he finishes his meal.

Result #1: He did it! He actually did not fall into his stubborn Hunter Bunter way and ate his meal and was then delighted to blow out the candles (cheap thrill - which Hubby says I am after half a beer). Bonus: Added a little romance to our supper (well, as romantic as you can get with 3 kids).

Also, found this mealtime game at It has 51 challenges designed to get kids to eat. ($16) I'll post to let you know how it goes

W(r)evelation #2: Children are deaf or too much wax in the ears, they will not hear what you have to say, even if it concerns their safety.

Solution #2: They love to play Simon says, except we put our own spin on it and call it "Gautreaux says" Tell them what needs to be done using this game.

Result #2: It worked wonders. I didn't have to repeat myself and they even asked for more. "Mommy, what do we do next?" I know sounds unbelievable, but it worked as well as a Hallmark.

2 Your Load:

Blogger Heth said...

Your crafts are wonderful. I wish you success!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I'm eagerly awaiting what tactics get them to eat.

11:46 AM  

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