Monday, July 16, 2007
A note from Cason:
To all babies/toddlers/children who may be reading this blog:
I have been perfecting the art of the 'body tantrum' i.e. communicating to your parents without talking while they try to make you do something you have no interest in!
Body tantrum 1: The knees-to-chest
This involves pulling your knees up as high as you can and sticking your feet out. It works best when mom or dad is trying to put you somewhere like the high chair or stroller, or when they want you to stand up. You can't stand up unless your feet are on the floor right?
Body tantrum 2: The jello body
To do this correctly, make your entire body go limp. Provide no help or rigidity to the adult attempting to move you. This tactic works best when someone is trying to pick you up from a place you are not ready to leave. You will basically slip through his or her hands and go back to where you were happy.
Body tantrum 3: The stiff body
This basically is the opposite of #2. Make your body as stiff as humanly possible. Do not move anything under any circumstances! This performs the same function as #1 but with the added bonus that the parent/individual will think that he or she will break one of your limbs if pushed too hard...don't worry, they won't.
Body tantrum 4: The arched back
This could be the most dangerous but possibly the most effective in getting your way. When you are picked up or being held, arch your back until your are almost completely upside down. The bad part is that there is a danger in being dropped. But to prevent that, you may be given exactly what you want by your parent.
If there are any babies/toddlers/children with any other tips to share...please let me know as I am just beginning my arsenal of ways to get what I want.
A note from Emily:
About the post above I would like to advise all of those with children not to let the kiddies read that...you don't want to put ideas into their heads.
For those without children...uh....(crickets chirping)...I mean you'll love parenthood. It's great.
I love (LOVE) Ben Folds and I just discovered the song 'The Luckiest." How did I not know about that song? It could be the best song EVER. If you want to know what I am listening to that's it.
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