Maggie snippets

Dan will do ANYTHING for a kiss or a hug from Maggie (she’s a little stingy with the affection!) He was trying once more and she was having none of it. Finally, because she was watching Beauty and The Beast, he got a brilliant idea: “Pretend like you’re Belle and I’m Gaston! And give me a big kiss!”

She stared at him and said angrily: “NO! You took my book!”

Maggie gets treats after lunch and dinner if she eats a good meal. She knows there are no treats after breakfast though (chocolate at 8am? Nope, sorry kid.) One day last week, about 20 minutes after she finished breakfast, she came walking into the kitchen and asked me, “Mommy? Did I eat a good bweakfast?”

I paused, pretty sure I knew where this was headed. “Yes, you ate a very good breakfast.”

She smiled sweetly. “Can I have a tweat?”

When we pick her up from school, she’s very into sharing the details of the day- mostly it includes tattling about who threw toys, who hit someone else, and who was in general a Bad Kid that day. (and of course, it’s NEVER HER. ahem.) Last week Dan was driving her home and asked how her day was, and she said, “Gavin talked during naptime.”


Again with the Begging For Treats After Meals: last week at lunch, she had only eaten about 2 bites of her peanut butter and jelly sandwich before she was asking for a treat. We kept saying no and telling her to eat a few more bites. Finally, I got mad and said she needed to finish her entire sandwich before she was getting any kind of treat. She got mad right back, of course. Once again, I said, “You need to eat your whole sandwich first.”

“But I DID!” she said.

“Uh, no you didn’t. I can still see it on your plate, goofball.”

She looked at me, picked up the sandwich and held it over her head. She looked down at her plate and said, “No you can’t!”

My belly is GROWING, and she’s noticing. And she still has a bit of her Toddler Chubby Belly (though it’s getting smaller lately *sniff*) and when she’s changing clothes, we make a big deal out of tickling it and poking it. The other night during the silliness, she looked at my belly, stuck her belly towards me and said, “Let’s do CHEERS with our bellies!”

And we belly-bumped.


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  2. C @ Kid Things

    April 22, 2010 10:40 am

    Ah, the belly-bump. Too cute. That’s better than my boys, who just wanted to bang on mine like a drum. And still do.
    .-= C @ Kid Things’s last blog post: Just Mommy, the Spectator =-.

  3. Dave

    April 22, 2010 11:22 am

    I think the belly bump is the best part of this post. Awesome! I also love her creative solution to you seeing the sandwich on her plate. Kids are great!
    .-= Dave’s last blog post: Abby is a butterfly =-.

  4. bluzdude

    April 22, 2010 3:41 pm

    When she says “Can I have a tweat”, you should say “Sure honey, TWEEEEEEEET!”
    .-= bluzdude’s last blog post: Barnstorming – Rockin’ the House =-.

  5. Mandy

    April 22, 2010 4:25 pm

    Some kids never grow out of being a tattle tale… like my 28-year-old sister.

  6. Andrea

    April 23, 2010 1:55 am

    Tell Dan to get his movie straight before he goes using it. Duh! Gaston is the bad guy!!!

    Love the Belly Cheers!!!
    .-= Andrea’s last blog post: Figuring things out =-.

    • Jen

      April 23, 2010 7:39 am

      I KNOW! I told him he obviously doesn’t pay attention to the 24 hour Princess Movie Loop we’ve got going in the house. He didn’t seem to upset about that. HA

  7. sparkyd

    April 23, 2010 11:33 pm

    Love, love, love the belly bump.

    Also loving her ingenuity with the sandwich. Much better than what my son did last week at dinner. He too must eat most of his dinner to get a treat, and even if he says he doesn’t want a treat he has to take one bite of everything on his plate to try it. If he doesn’t like it, he doesn’t have to eat it. This particular night he was turning his nose up at a quesadilla and refusing to take even one bite because apparently just bringing it near his mouth was revolting. When I insisted he take the one bite, he took a minuscule bite then proceeded to vomit that plus the 8 slices of cucumber he had eaten onto his plate. Then he asked if he could have some chocolate.

    The “one bite rule” is now under review.

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