04 January 2008

Canine Dental Issues

...and I'm not talking about human bi-cuspids. Piper has been more concerned about Posie's teeth lately. She's been so worried that she interupted Jack's Wii playing tonight. "Jack. Jaaaack. JACK!" she squealed. "WHAT PiPER?" emphasizing the PER. "I fink Posie has a woose toof," she says nicely with raised eyebrows. __________________________________ Anger: something we're working on in this house. We all get frustrated for different, and sometimes valid, reasons. Figuring out how to teach the proper way to deal with those feelings is another thing altogether. Thank goodness Steve, of Blue's Clues fame (sorry Joe), had a lesson about that today and they've been practicing... STOP BREATH (take a deep breath, filling the chest, then exhale slowly) THINK (pointing to your cranium, which is the preferred term in our house) So, Piper reiterated this lesson to Jack when the Wii wasn't reacting properly and he growled. She said, "Stop, brief, fink, JaaaAck!"

5 comments:

Sue said...

That's actually very good advice. We've been struggling with that too. 5 year old daughter has a hard time dealing with herself when she's angry.

I'm gonna have to make t-shirts or something. Stop. Breathe. Think.

Bek said...

That is good. I wish that I had tivo'd that episode... we need to work on that one too...

I am going to get started today....

luckyzmom said...

You're breaking my heart here!)

Lyle said...

I wish my kids would stop, breath, think.

Isn't it interesting to see what issues are important to children?

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