Thanks! Her party on Saturday went great except
for singing happy birthday made her start bawling. Too many people focused on her. Once we got her calmed down she did like her cupcake and had fun squishing it and stuffing her face.
We opened most of her gifts today because she got tired at the party and wouldn't open them. So, today we open them all, she plays for a couple minutes and DH and I go to clean up and she whines until we give her the duster and she plays with it for 20 min. Way longer than any of her toys. Next she played with the broom. Silly child.
We made cloud dough tonight with flour and vegetable oil. Was very fun. DH and I had fun playing with it too. Has anyone else tried it? I'm thinking I might try edible play dough soon too.
I've heard about cloud dough, but I've never tried making it. I actually made salt dough for Evelyn yesterday. She had fun squishing it for awhile...then I turned my back for a second and she had a mouthful of it. I told her not to eat it and she started crying. I thought she was crying because of the taste, but she tried eating it again and cried some more when I told her not to eat it. *Sigh* She is so sensitive. She cries over every little thing. Just like her mom.
We did salt dough handprints a couple weeks ago. It was interesting. She just wanted to grab the dough so most of them her fingertips are all the way through. They are just for family for fun gifts so I'm giving them anyway. I think they will understand.
Claire cried tonight because I wouldn't let her sit on the dog. And then because I wouldn't let her feed her plastic block to the dog. Then because DH took the dog outside and wouldn't let her hold the leash. Then because i wouldnt let her have some dog food. Are you seeing a trend? I love the dog but man does she create a lot of problems even when she is being good.
Evelyn did the exact same thing with the fingertips through the dough.
She gets really bent out of shape about anything to do with her mouth. If she puts something in there that she shouldn't and I have to retrieve it, she has a fit....or if she takes too big of a bite of something. I basically had to teach her how to spit things out and to open up and say "Ahhhh" if I suspect she has something in there. She's gotten a bit better about it. She even lets me feel around for new teeth now and thinks it's funny to bite down on my finger. :/
Where do you put your LOs when they do activities like playdough? I know babies this age are bound to put everything in their mouth, but we have a strict no toys at the dinner table rule. The high chair is only for eating. So it makes me wonder if she just assumes that if we give something to her while she's in her high chair, that means it's food. We have this little tikes picnic table that was handed down from my sister and I wonder if it might be better to sit her there when we try to do art and sensory activities. We put her in there with crayons and paper and she tried to eat the crayons anyway...so maybe it doesn't really matter. LOL.
We put her at the table in her chair. I have to do the same thing when she colors but we don't have room for a table and I don't like the idea of the floor because then she will just try to get up at take it someplace. She doesn't just sit except in her chair. DH actually brought a similar thought up but he was worried that the cloud dough while in her high chair would teach her to play with her food. I am sure it is confusing for them.
Good points. I've heard where people use certain place mats to signify meal time vs play activity. Or this one author even used a special place mat to help her child learn to know when their attention was needed for several minutes for a task and then put the place mat away for free play. I'm not that organized