Tuesday, October 24, 2006

vacuuming is slow

I walked into the living room to find Ro kneeling in the center of the room with one hand over his crotch and the other pressed to the back of his head. He was looking at me very expectantly so I asked him what he was doing. He said, "I'm a vacuum cleaner! Use me to vacuum the floor, Mommy!" I was game, so I grabbed him by the elbow handle, created by pressing his palm on the back of his head, and he inched himself around the rug on his knees. It took a long time to "vacuum" the floor this way. Ro kept commenting on what a slow vacuum cleaner he was.

Friday, October 20, 2006

a very lost tooth

losttooth, originally uploaded by skweerell.

Roen's tooth was loose and wiggly and we were anticipating it's loss. Today, we ate pizza for lunch and shortly after we finished, Ro pointed out that his tooth was gone. I think it got stuck in a bite of pizza and he swallowed it. He wasn't too concerned about it so I didn't make a big deal about it.

A few days earlier, I'd talked to him briefly about the tooth fairy and putting his tooth under his pillow. I was on the verge of making him a special tooth pocket to put the tooth in -- when he swallowed it. In this case, my inability to get craft projects done actually came to my advantage. If I'd presented him with the special pocket and then he'd swallowed his tooth, I think he would have been devastated. So, we just let this tooth slide on by.

Ro is really into the new space in his mouth. I forever find him peering into the mirror looking at the empty space left behind. He recently discovered that he could squirt tooth paste bubbles out of it and was quite pleased.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

little bunny fufu

We've been singing a lot of Little Bunny FuFu around here. I got a version off iTunes that the kids really love. Ro is really into adaptation so we always change things. One of the many versions of Little Bunny FuFu is Little Daddy Fufu, who was going through the house bopping his children on the head when down came the Good Mommy and she said .... "Little Daddy Fufu, I don't want to see you ..." The kids REALLY love it -- especially when we take turns acting it out.

Ro also told us a nice adaptation of the Three Little Pigs. His version was the Three Little Mud Cars and the Big Bad Monster Truck. The trucks lived in a wood house, a plastic house, and finally a metal house. They always said, "Not by the windshield of my Chinny Chin chin!" and the Monster truck would smash, and crash, and dash their house in. At the final house, the Monster Truck just banged and clanged into it. It was his nicest, most consistent story yet. He has followed it up with other variations such as the Three Little Trains and the Big Bad Cement Mixer.