Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thank God for Playdough
We skipped the vest this morning and did regular 'poundies' with the rubber percussor. But all day I psychologically prepared her for trying it on again. I'd say, "mommy has a present for you, and we're going to play with it while we wear our vest."
Froggy has never seen Playdough. I've avoided it thus far because she is so fond of eating crayons, dog food, etc. So this was a great opportunity to introduce something new, as a distraction for the big scary vest. And it worked. While opening the Playdough, I slipped the vest on her, asked her to turn the machine on, and we rolled Playdough balls, while singing, "Shaky, shaky, shaky, aaaaahhhhhh shaky, shaky shaky." Yes, I know I'm a dork, but I'll do anything to stop those tears.
She wore the vest (on a low level) for ten minutes, and when it was done, she gave me "five" and we danced around the house. This Froggymama is soooooo relieved. And once again Froggy amazes me with her bravery and tolerance. I love this kid, have I ever mentioned that?