Posted on | October 9, 2007 | No Comments
My 2 year old has masterd the art of going limp on demand. Somehow, she’s figured out that pushing against us (her parents) seems futile. She (my daughter) is now completely relaxing (as in face down) each and every time that we seem inclined to have her do something that she does not want to do, like changing her diaper or clothes.
She weighs in at about 30+ pounds now. You would think that she’d be rather easy to lift? Hardly, try picking up 30 pounds of ‘liquid weight’ on a queen size bed while scurrying about standing on your knees, that can be a rather difficult endeavor. Afterward, try dressing a 30 pound (human shaped) liquid weight in clothing, one that realizes her center of gravity and knows how to use it.
Luring her out of such a state by offering treats or misleading her that her favorite cartoons were on the T.V. worked for … about a week.
She can not be tickled unless she wants to be. She can not be frightened (she turns off the lights herself, loves the dark and beats up anything wearing a Haloween mask then giggles), startling her only evokes a cackle.
As the Taco Bell dog once said, “Uh oh, I think I need a bigger box ..“