As I mentioned in my Small Talk Six July 17 post, I missed an entire MONTH of Small Talk Six. Seriously? Ugh. But, because I think the topics were great, I am going to do a few Small Talk Six Rewinds, to cover the one’s I missed.
Small Talk Six at MomDot is a weekly Meme with a different topic. You can learn more about the Meme and the list of topics for Small Talk Six 2010 by going here.
The rules are:
Grab a Small Talk Six button for your post and sidebar. Then post on your blog your response to the assigned topic of the week. Your response can be as brief or elaborate as you wish, but must be in 6, i.e. a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos, etc…
The topics I missed are…
June 26 – 6 ways you indulge or spoil your children
July 3 – 6 of your favorite things that are red, white, or blue
July 10 – 6 t-shirts you’ve read and loved
Today I will cover the “6 ways you indulge or spoil your children”
Of course, I will offer a disclaimer and say that my kids are not spoiled…. tee hee hee…
- My kids watch DVD’s. Of course, they are educational (Sesame Street, Elmo, Barney, Bob the Builder, Hermie, etc, etc) and were it not for the DVD player, my laundry would NEVER get done.
- My kids get Smarties from Pastor Debbie every Sunday. I am NOT a fan of giving candy to toddlers. It’s just not good for them… their teeth, their BEHAVIOR. However, Pastor Debbie LOVES to give all the kids candy from the candy jar after class on Sunday’s, so my kids are allowed to get in line and get one pack of Smarties.
- Mister gets to “help” me in the grocery store. IF he is behaving appropriately, I allow him to walk along beside the cart and I hand him the canned goods or boxes and let him put them in the cart as we shop. Then when we get to check out, I let him help put things on the conveyor. IF all of that goes well, and he is still behaving, he gets to hold the receipt. Yes, it makes my shopping trips twice, if not three times, as long. But, because I am talking to him about the groceries, the prices, what we are going to make with them, etc, I feel like it is a teaching opportunity.
- Sister has an easy button, or pacifier. She is 17 months old. She went without it for several days in June, but it didn’t work out so well, so I let her have it back. I figure she bottle broke herself at 10 months, if she wants her “Paci” she can have it for a few more months.
- My kids both love cheese slices, so we buy a LOT of them. I usually buy one or two packs of American slices every WEEK. I figure they need the calcium, and they eat enough fruit and vegetables to keep them from getting constipated, so what’s the harm?
- My kids think the silicone oven mitts are “quack quacks” and love to use them to “get” each other. So, I let them. I even bought one that looks like a ducks bill. I know they are not intended as toys, but it’s just too stinking funny to watch them chase each other with an oven mitt on their hand going “Kak kak kak kak.”
Wow, I had a hard time thinking of six. Maybe because it’s 2 a.m. when I am writing this post. And maybe because my kids really are not spoiled… Perhaps I should ask my Mom or MIL Barb how I spoil or indulge my children. I’m sure they could each come up with a few answers!
How about you? How do you indulge or spoil your children?
Lady V dZine