Friday, June 25, 2010

The Strong Willed Karsie

We almost forgot that parenting was a little more than helping a child survive. Okay, we didn't forget that, but we got a pretty good wake-up call yesterday. Kevin was feeding Karsie while she was in the high chair. She has developed a habit when she is finished that she throws food on the floor. After a few "no's" and explaining what we do with the food on the tray we had to move to phase two. After our ultimatum, she picked up a piece of meat, very defiantly looked at Kevin, and as she was looking at him she very slowly moved her hand over the edge of the tray and dropped more on the floor. After some "parenting" she learned the sign for "finished" and showed it today. And the sign wasn't throwing more food on the floor. Hopefully this will be the end of it (not holding our breath).

We remember praying for this about a year ago, so for our little "incidents" we are thankful.