Wednesday, July 18, 2007

torture therapy

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Back from toddler time at the library. R2 and I were pretty stoked about this one, as it was listed as a Puppet Show. I can't be too critical. There was a puppet there.
But it was primarily a seasoned citizen in a shiny cape telling stories. Which, you know, if it had been forewarned... would have been ok. Toby, at the Senior Story hour during naptime, not so much. I think R2 enjoyed himself. We grabbed some McDonalds on the way home and then I had to do the not-letting-toby-fall-asleep-while-driving-Olympics.
Here's a couple keys:
1. Loud Music: something rhythmic... I thought Kirk would do the trick, but Switchfoot worked better
2. Ocassional LOUD singing as his eyes are closing
3. Maximum air-conditioning
4. The meanest one: emergency only. If he is falling asleep despite all this, eat a french fry and don't offer him one. This was the kicker on the home stretch. He was wide awake and furious when we got home. LOL, for real.
Sounds like Guantanamo, I know. But a three hour nap at home versus a 15 minute nap in the van and a mean little toddler - you do what you gotta do.

17 comments:

  1. Frist!
    Wow what an exciting day you have had! And its not even half over yet!

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  2. You should write a book - or do a video on "Torture Therapy:How to for New Moms".

    anon #2

    (I'm anon #2 'cause one day I came onto the blog after some other anon. Maybe I should simplify with Second.)

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  3. or not

    anon #2
    or
    second

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  4. I think if we tried “eat a fry and don’t give him one” with Keith, he’d probably get some super human strength and rip the straps of his car seat right off to get the fries. He is very “persistent” about his food.

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  5. Anon #2- or you could just use your real name…. what a new concept!

    MamaPC- Give us far off friends the skinny. Is Han engaged?

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  6. Jess- surprised you didn’t use your Metallica collection to keep Toby awake.

    Speaking of Metallica, James Hetfield was detained at some airport overseas for questioning a couple weeks ago. The reason? – His Taliban like beard. He was able to convince them he was a rock star and not a terrorist.

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  7. anon 2,
    what about just taking 30 seconds to sign up for a google account? then we'd know who you are....

    what fun that would be!

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  8. jess, the french fry trick made me laugh very much - that's a very good one! =)

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  9. PSA: OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

    i am looking for individuals with some childcare experience who would be willing to donate one evening per month to watch a small group of youngsters while their mothers indulge in a 2 hour home group at the church. this home group takes place on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. please respond if interested and available to lisbeth.rogers@gmail.com.

    thanks

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  10. I can help with child care.

    anon #2

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  11. how can you help with childcare if you're invisible...anonomi are not known, are they???

    who you be???

    i must first approve any who volunteer for child care for my friends' chillins'

    :-)

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  12. Anon #2 here.
    Don't wanna sign up for google or anything anymore. As soon as I do things are changed & the account is no good.
    Why use my real name? It's so much fun to keep you guessing.

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  13. The "I can help w/child care" comment was NOT from anon #2, but an imposter!

    The imposter is obviously NOT a Believer.

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  14. Where is jess? Where is josh?

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Jess here: if Blogger gives you problems, just click "Anonymous" and sign your name. Roll with the punches, folks...

 
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