Okay, so there’s no clowns here (and there never will be — those things are creepy as hell). Figured I should get that outta the way, lest I disappoint any clown lovers out there.
Ahem, moving on…
This has been one of the suckiest “good mail” weeks in a long time. How sucky was it, you ask? Sooo sucky that I seriously got nothing but junk mail all damn week. Oh, and bills (the only thing worse than junk mail). Not one box, package, free shampoo sample… Nada. Sad, right? Keep me in your thoughts.
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Win a free month (3 pairs of socks) from Zockster! Ends 8/13
Win a free cereal sampler from Earnest Eats! Ends 8/19
Win a free snack box from Munchit! 2 Winners!! Ends 8/26
BOXES/PRODUCTS REVIEWED THIS WEEK
Conscious Box – This was a special “bonus” Summer Mystery Box. I love mystery boxes! This was no exception.
Earnest Eats – I was sent their new Hot & Fit cereal to try. It’s all natural and totally vegan. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Munchit – A weekly snack box with lots of healthy snackin’ options. I’m giving away a free box to TWO lucky winners!
Two words: Vegan. Cookies. Stay tuned!!
The winner of the 8×10 canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints is… Lianne Thompson! Congrats!
The girls had their twelve month checkup this week. Everything was great, except that the doctor wants them to go to a feeding clinic. They still don’t quite enjoy the whole “solids” thing, nor do they want any part of holding their own bottles. And sippy cups? Pfft. So yeah, I guess they need some… intervention. Anyone have any experience with this sorta thing? Or are my kiddos just little divas who think they’re too posh to chew?
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I’ve found that when our little girl is hungry (this tends to happen naturally if you leave a little extra space between meals), she’s more apt to try new foods. For example, we took her to a vegetarian indian food place, and she tried (keyword) every type of food we ordered until she settled on something she liked, mostly the bread and potatoes. Trying to get her to eat something she doesn’t like the look of is much harder if she doesn’t have that hungry edge. Yours might still be a bit small for this–she was ~2.3 when we went to the indian restaurant, but it might work for the solid foods. Same thing with holding the bottle, I think. Just hand them a bottle and see if they’ll hold it themselves, if not, put it next to them and see what happens–preferably try to be semi-occupied for a few minutes so they can’t just give you puppy dog eyes and cry at you while you watch. Let them cry a few minutes… I’m sure they’re perfectly capable of holding a bottle, they just like to be pampered, and so far you’ve obliged!
You’re so right. We’re total enablers! haha They do hold their bottles for a minute or two, but then just let go because they know we’ll hold it for them. It’s just easier to oblige than to hear them cry. I guess that’s the part we need to get over. And fast. As for the food, we’ve been doing the exact opposite. We try to get them to eat new food when they’re NOT overly hungry… We figured they’d be less cranky/upset then. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I never thought food would be such an issue with my kids… I freakin’ LOVE to eat. haha 😉
Plain cheerios and baked goldfish crackers were popular starter foods for ours. Now we have to limit the number we give her because she’ll eat the whole container if we let her keep going. Blueberries/strawberries/bananas were also very popular, but she was already a pro at the cheerios before we went to the fruit.
Yeah, they do good with these little “Happy Puffs” cereal things we got them. That was their main solid until recently. They’ve yet to master (er, or even try) picking up the pieces and putting them in their mouths. Well, picking up they do… They just refuse to put it in their mouth themselves. They’re such… babies. :/
You had to sneak that creepy clown in at the end, didn’t you? Eeeek!!!
Love the mail cartoon, BTW.
He was actually one of the least creepy ones I found! 😉