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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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How could I be raising a tv addict? Don't get me wrong - I love to put the tv on when the girls are in bed. But when they're up it's off. The only time it's on is when they are watching something. And they only get 40 minutes of tv a day. A 20 minute show in the morning and then another in the afternoon. Kayla chooses in the morning and Alysa in the afternoon. It's almost always the Little Einsteins these days. But somehow Kayla STILL is a tv addict. She's been this way since she was born. As an older baby/small toddler she'd be mesmerized by any tv and when she'd ask for tv, if we said no, she'd ask for the Weather Channel. If she heard the click of the tv turning on (even if I muted it) she'd come tearing in from the other side of the house. Now, Kayla keeps score with regards to her tv time.

Yesterday we went to my girlfriends for the morning. On the way home I get:
Kayla - "Aaah, we didn't watch tv this morning Mommy."
Me - "I know Kayla."
Kayla - "We have to watch tv when we get home."
Me - "No, we're taking our rest when we get home. You can watch tv after your rest."
Kayla - "But I want to watch tv when we get home. We haven't watched tv yet today."
Me - "You don't HAVE to watch tv every morning."
Kayla - "Yes we do!"

Then today, when I got home from work I was told by J that when he told them to clean up the toys in my office before I got home, Alysa said, "If Mommy gets mad, she will YELL like a dinosaur."

posted at 8:24 PM  

At 9:58 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Well, if the roar fits...


At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are strict with the tv too, and Claire has still managed to be a tv addict as well. I guess no matter how hard you try....


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