Monday, October 12, 2009

Playground Ethics

Here's the scenario:
A mother walks into a playground with three children. The two older ones, around ages 6 and 8, run to play in the older play area, leaving mother and one year old in the younger play area. Mother sits on the bench and the one year old begins to whine and struggle to get out of the stroller. Mother tells the child to stop, and pushes the child back into the seat several times. Child relents, but still whines and cries.

What do you do?

This really happened today, and I'd love to see people's responses.

The 18-month check-up

Daddy, Tallu, and I went to the appointment on Thursday. She's a whopping 21.3lbs, and the doctor was pleased, since this means Tallu is steadily gaining weight. Of course, Tallu knows the doctor's office and hates everything that happens to her, even getting her head measured. The nurse had to measure my head first so that Tallu could see that the tape measure was not going to hurt her. Only two shots this visit, and Daddy held her (I helped a little bit), while Doc gave the needle. Tallu's vocabulary is increasing, her mobility is great, and we don't have to go back until the office gets their allotment of the H1N1 vaccines.

Very uneventful update, which is fine for a doctor's appointment.