Sunday, April 13, 2008

No!

Yesterday when I was feeding bubby I noticed his nails were long so I decided to clip it. I do it once a week actually but I don't remember the last time I did that I might've forgotten to do it last week. I know I am getting old and forgetful. So anyways, while he was in his highchair I started clipping his nails. This usually takes forever because he would jerk his legs away from me making it hard for me to finish the task. Well yesterday he didn't only jerked his legs he said No! too. I was dumbfounded. Was it really that hard to be still while somebody else clip your nails? I looked at him and said in a firm but low voice, you will stay still so mama will get done clipping your nails and then you will be free to do whatever you please as long as it is safe. Now I know that was quite a speech intended for a one year old but I am not into baby talk and I don't want him to get used to it. I talk to him like an older kid. He understood and was still for a few minutes and then back to jerking again. I guess it is so hard for him to be still when he thinks he can run around and play. Thankfully I found an unused drinking straw and gave it to him which made him so happy he was almost willing to let me do as I please. We finished after so much jerking and No's and now his nails are neat and clean. I now dread the next clipping session :D

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