Tuesday, July 18, 2006


  1. Pain in the Molar. Lucy may be teething. I am guessing this is the case because she has basically refused to eat anything for the last 24 hours, preferring to subsist on milk fortified with flax seed oil (our preferred solution to constipation), except when we were in the grocery store today and she ate a cookie and a lollipop.
  2. Picky Picky Picky. Lucy does not eat many things, and she is not the sort of kid that usually gets treats because she has never finished her meal (how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?). But I started letting her have dum dum lollipops when Henry was at swimming because it kept her relatively quiet, they only have 20 calories and she never finishes them. But what she does do is now incessantly request an "AAH-POP" in a loud voice whenever she thinks of it, which is pretty much constantly. She is fond of requesting colors, usually blue or green, but will generally accept whatever we give her.
  3. It's not always good to share. Lately Lucy has taken to try to get me or her dad or Henry to finish the lollipop. The whole point of introducing her to refined sugar was to encourage her to be quiet, but now after screaming "AAH-POP" she is yelling "mouth, mouth!" and shoving the slobbery gob near my face while I am trying to buy decide what kind of cereal we need this week.
  4. She was given a helium balloon while we were waiting in line at the grocery store. I think because she was screaming. Lucy loves balloons and she carried it around for an hour or so until it was time for lunch and her nap. Then it popped. While she was asleep. What went right: miraculously she forgot about it when she woke up from her nap.


Lumpyheadsmom said...

It's a good thing she forgot, because it would have been cruel for you to tell her the fate of her balloon while reminding her that she can't have another dum dum.

Lucy: Balloon?
You: Aah, pop.

Mom at Work said...

Little guy likes to let his balloons go free. So, rather than kill the local bird population, Pete lets him carry the balloon around the store and then release it back into the "balloon corral" at the end of the shopping trip. Fun for everyone.