Friday, January 16

Mastery of an Important Life Skill

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  1. Now, make those green olives and have some vodka standing by and that's MY GIRL!

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  2. But does she EAT them?

    Many kids like the black vs. the green. I prefer the green

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  3. @AndreAnna--I'll work on that. ;-)

    @Tornado--She won't try green, but she will eat an entire can of black in one sitting. We fight over them, which is exactly why I taught her the finger/olive trick. Slows down her consumption.

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  4. We just mastered that skill around here :-) The phrase "more olives" is quickly surpassing "more cheese" in frequency. We fight over both of those, so she needs to find something less appetizing to go after ;-)

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  5. That's interesting she likes the black ones. My kid hates the black and wears the green ones like rings after chewing the bottom part off.

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  6. We loves them at this house. Very tasty on pizza, no?

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  7. My kids all did that, which amazed me, since I detest olives. They'll still come home from school and pop open a can of olives for a snack! EW!

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  8. Whoa, deja vu - I have an identical picture of my kiddo with olive fingers!

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  9. My cousins kids all learned to count by eating olives off their fingers. 1 olive o, 2 olive o, 3 olive o...

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  10. To the great mortification of my teenager, I STILL do that with my olives. :)

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  11. Mine all did that with cheezels. We weren't olive eaters back then, but that oversight has been remedied.

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  12. LOL! love it.

    Is your header picture from the Children's Museum? I went there as a little girl and was fascinated by the trains. Ahhhh....memories.

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  13. Yess! Congrats to Alexis. This is a monumental moment in her life.

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  14. Shhhh! Quick, hide the photo! Stella hasn't tried this yet - not with olives at least. She has done it with tortellini, though.

    Good job Alexis, olives are less messy than tortellini :-)

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  15. Too cute! Skye was always one of those kids that didn't want to get her fingers dirty. She would go through an entire can if I let her. (Hugs)Indigo

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  16. @Mandy--The photo is from the Science Center. Good times, to be sure!

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  17. That picture warms a girl's heart. (And makes her feel a little better about teaching her own kid to do the same thing...)

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  18. Hehe that's cute! Wish my kids would eat them

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  19. Anonymous9:13 PM

    I totally did that as a kid. And grammy would let me eat an entire can, juice and all. I thought I was the only kid out there who would do that. Weird.

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  20. Yes! Thank you! All children should learn this skill. My mom has a picture of my sister doing this when we were kids.

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  21. Well, yeah! If you can't do this, then forget typing, writing, and all other fine motor actions. ;)

    I love the focus on her fingers and blurred background. Great shot!

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  22. That is talent, and way too cute for words. :)

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  23. I am pretty sure in the secret world of toddlers there is some kind of rule that they must do that to move on to preschool. LOL

    Awesome pic. I love it!

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