Monday, June 15, 2009

So Helpful!

I'm glad I was able to help some of you out with my previous post. I know that making the decision to send your 2 or 3-year old to school is an agonizing one, but I think we've all gone through it. The first week may be a little rough, but trust me, they'll settle in quickly! I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but Samantha goes 5 days a week. We never had any debate about the number of days we wanted her in since we wanted to be consistent with her, and we knew she'd enjoy it.

Also as part of my post about being helpful, Samantha has discovered a love of...DUSTING!!! Yay! I think she's seen mommy and daddy do it enough (okay, okay, it's not enough, but who's doing the white glove test, anyway?!), so when I pulled out the duster yesterday to go over the basement, she grabbed it from me and spent, I kid you not, about a half an hour dusting everything! She may have just taken an undesirable chore off our hands.

My last point is sorta kinda about helping. Well, not really, but I wanted to mention it anyway. When Steve puts Sammi down for a nap every day, he leans against the bed next to her, breathing slowly, rubbing her head and whispering, "Go to sleep baby girl" over and over again. Somehow this hypnotizes her, and she falls asleep within 5 minutes. Does it work for me? No way. She will not nap for me. Once I leave her room she's up and playing with her toys. Lastnight, after I gave her supper, she played in the living room while I cleaned up the kitchen. When I went back in, she was leaning over one of her dolls, blanket pulled up the doll's chin, rubbing it's head and saying, over and over again, "Go sleep baby girl." I nearly cried, it was so sweet. Not to mention, that was her first 4 word sentence!! I think she's decided to just skip the 3-word ones. But hopefully not. I think I'm going to look at putting her in private speech therapy for the summer (and possibly beyond) and see how it goes. I met a therapist a few weeks ago that some of the local moms rave about, and need to see if she takes our insurance. We're quite fortunate that my insurance covers unlimited therapy sessions per year, at only a $15 copay per session. Of course we're not using any of them now, so I feel the need to take advantage of it!


RobMonroe said...

Awesome all over the place! Go Sammi!

Our favorite was hearing Abby tell her Little People people to "sit, eat dinner. no, sit!" She hears that way too often... :o)

Lacey said...

What a great helper. I would definitly take advantage of those therapies while she's out of school.

Monica Crumley said...

Great post. I love the photo of her cleaning (we have the same kitchen). How fun. And how awesome she said that sentence. Now at least all her dolls will take nice naps, even if she doesn't :-)

Melissa said...

Not only is she so intelligent, but she's also a great HELPER! WOW...perhaps she can come on over & teach Dillon her techniques..LOL!!!

I'll be honest with you, I had no idea that I had an option in putting Dillon in PK prior to him being 3!!! If I only knew!!!
Thanks again for the great post;)

Renee said...

She is so adorable!

Monica said...

Maybe we can get Sammi and Adam together, he loves to vacuum and she can dust!!! If only you lived closer!!!

Okay, I love that story about her telling her dolls, what her daddy says to her, that is truly beautiful!! What a sweetie!

Jeanette said...

So precious!! What a sweetheart. Thanks for your honesty!

T21 Traveling Afghan said...

I think it is so priceless when they copy something we do! It lets us know what we do is important and remembered by our kids! She is so frickin' adorable!