Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Things that don't make sense:

Lucy decided to fight with a brick wall at school.  The wall won. 
This bump had absolutely no impact on this child's energy level and
ability to talk talk talk talk talk.

Lucy is one of those kids that people like to "figure out" (and I am one of those people).  She's a mystery and it's futile to really try to solve the puzzle that is Lucy because she is also a shapeshifter.  OHHHH she's a tricky one.  

I've learned LONG ago not to cling to any particular food likes that she has.  The minute she loves somehting and I run out and buy more, Lucy decides to divorce that particular love.

Friends are the same story.  One minute Lucy and Yaime are dying for a playdate, they have one and then for weeks after they are sworn enemies.  

I might spend some time lamenting about how crazy active Lucy is, how I can't interest her in puzzles or books.  Lucy will walk in, grab a book and look through the pages for 10 minutes.

Today her teacher told me that Lucy shocked her by singing a song the class had been working on.  Seemed as if Lucy was not listing at all the past couple weeks, definately not participating but today she sings in as if she's been joining in all along.

Tonight I made cheesy rice for dinner.  Nothing offensive, pretty child friendly.  Lucy did not like it.  She really needed to be pressured to eat it.   After dinner I had her help me make "green puree", which is a mixture of 2 parts steamed spinach, 2 parts steamed brocolli, 1 part steamed sweet peas ... pureed.  The plan was to freeze it and add it to different foods.  I talked to Lucy about the power of the green vegetable.  Lucy decided to start eating the puree right out of the processor.  She probably ate about 1/2 cup.  Huh?  Whatever, tomorrow she won't even want to look at it.

I give up. 


Anonymous said...

that's our baby

Mama Papaya said...

Kinda makes you want to bang your head on a wall, eh? ;)

Jebena said...

...just popping in to say "ouch", I mean "hey Stacy and Miss Lucy".

Mandy said...

What a great idea, the green puree...I have an 8 yr old with me who refuses/"hates" all vegetables except for peas and raw carrots. I should definitely try something like that.

Malia'sMama said...

Oh that bump would have me in heart attack mode! I hear ya on the freaky food favs!

StefB said...

Green puree sounds like something I'd try here. Thanks for the idea. And for the tot clock idea. Ours arrived today -- wish us luck. I'm hoping to eventually eliminate the part of the bedtime routine where I must sit in the dark on the floor next to her bed (crib mattress on the floor) until she's sleeping...

Day to Day Tripper said...

Yes I am trying to become a photographer! Do you want a free session for Lucy...I'd love to come by and take photos of her for you. I don't plan to go profesh until this fall and want lots of practice before then. It would be easiest to do it this spring because I only use natural light but we could try it in your house if you want me to someday. It's really fun. I've done a few newborns and LOVE it.

It would be best if Lucy didn't have quite the egg on her head also... :(