Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Things We Did To Screw Up Our Kid

It seemed like such a good idea at the time... Ever since she was little (littler than she is now), we've told Briony that she has 'juice' in her sippy cup. It's totally water. But it was kind of brilliant, right?

Yep. Right up until she's happily splashing away in the bathtub exclaiming 'JUICE! JUICE!'

(And WHAT ON EARTH will happen when she notices it raining outside this spring?)

We're too poor for this much therapy. Sorry, B. We'll buy you a self-help book or something. Other parents have probably done the same thing, right? Probably LOTS of them. No? Damn. I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WRITE A SELF-HELP BOOK.

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At March 24, 2010 1:16 AM, Blogger Aaron Scott said...


At March 24, 2010 8:11 AM, Blogger Nikki + Shane said...

Oh man, that's a tough one! We've discovered there are words Palmer doesn't 'like' (is he my kid or what?!) For example, 'shrimp'. He does however like the word 'seafood.' So if we say we're having shrimp for dinner - he won't eat it, BUT if we say we're having seafood, he's all over it.

Maybe you could call water, agua for now? ;) And then just add a splash of juice to the water every once in a while and call the diluted version juice?

As I was writing this Palmer told me I was a genius, so who knows, maybe it'd work?! Personally it sounds a bit confusing, but that is apparently how I roll ;) I wish you luck whatever you decide!

At March 24, 2010 12:06 PM, Blogger ka said...

Scarlett only drinks water. Except it's sometimes milk.

It was funny - I have a "milk with meals, water the rest of the day" policy here. So when she was little she'd sign "milk" and get whatever beverage coordinated with said time.

Then she started talking and everything was "wa wa." And she got whatever she was supposed to get based on above policy.

Now she's learned how to open the fridge and tell me, "this one" while pointing to what she wants.

She hasn't figured out juice yet, nor has she ever had any. So she can go into therapy with B... You can't win. :)

At March 24, 2010 3:23 PM, Blogger Allison Friesen said...

Carter's two and just figured out about a month ago that there's a difference between juice, water, and milk. Until then everything was water. Now, he can just deal with getting water. He's not getting juice. :o)


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