Tuesday, December 13, 2005


The last time I vacuumed, I accidentally sucked up Mrs. Potato Head’s tongue.  My three year old witnessed this, and seemed a bit taken aback, but not too upset.  I made a big deal out of how she needed to pick up her toys in the future.  We are working on this skill, but she will only occasionally join in when I sing the “cleanup” song.  Well, today I was vacuuming the family room, when all of sudden she ran in and scurried around picking up toys.  She demonstrated speed and urgency like I had never seen before!  I am so pleased.  And one of these days when I’m feeling kind, I will take apart the carpet attachment and try to extract Mrs. Potato Head’s tongue.

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