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The other night at bedtime, it came time for M to brush her teeth.

We gave her the toothbrush and she was going at it.  Because she has so much more teeth now, she actually brushes teeth!

It came time for me to actually do the real brushing, so I started going for the toothbrush.

She resisted and pulled away, thus keeping the toothbrush.

I told her that it was my turn to do it, but she wouldn’t give me the toothbrush.

I reach for the toothbrush again.

This time, she pulls away from me and says, “Mine!”

Where did she learn that?!  Is that something that just comes to kids?  Since she’s not in daycare, she wouldn’t have learned that from another kid.  Hubby and I don’t say that to each other.  Is this just some sort of behavior that just comes when a kid hits this age?!

Well, I don’t want that sort of behavior to perpetuate and possibly get worse.  So, as much as I wanted to laugh and say “Hubby!  Look what she learned!” I didn’t.  I didn’t want any sort of positive reinforcement to come out of that behavior.

So, I gave her a stern look and told her calmly, “You don’t say that to Mimi.”  I did let her keep the toothbrush though.  Since she always has two toothbrushes out, I took the other one and brushed her. 

Sigh.

It would have been perfect!

We had a 4-day weekend to celebrate the 4th of July…

Wednesday night, we decided to go to the playgroup at the park with M. All was fine until we went home when M’s nose decided to start running like a faucet. I thought to myself, no big deal. It was allergies. Once we got all of “park stuff” out of her system and cleared out her nose, it will all be good.. So made sure to really clean her up well, and really was her face during that night’s bath..

We woke up Thursday morning and she was soo stuffed up. We ended up taking her into the bathroom with us while we showered so that she could benefit from the steam. It helped loosen up her stuffy nose and throat, so we went to the park to celebrate the 4th of July with the rest of the community.

As the day went on, we could see she was getting worse.. her nose was either constantly running, or stuffy. She was getting tired and grumpy.. so we just went home. We didn’t go out the rest of the day, we didn’t see fireworks that night.

During dinner, we noticed that she would clamp down really hard and would tense up her jaw.

Uh oh. Teething.

I peeked into her mouth and noticed that her little canines finally broke through and were little points outside her gums. I also noticed that her gums in the back of her mouth were swollen too. The poor girl was miserable. I gave her a half dose of PediaCare and it took care of the pain.

On Friday, we decided to rest. That’s when MY throat started to feel bad. I knew I was next. My parents came over that night to celebrate the rest of the weekend with us.

Saturday and Sunday, I was miserable! My throat stopped hurting but my head was aching, and my nose was stuffy. M started coughing because all the mucuous from her nose would travel down to her throat at night. That led to her coughing all day!

I had planned on taking my parents and brother to the beach. I planned on taking them to a Farmer’s Market and spending a whole day out and about San Diego..

But… with a toddler, nothing can really be planned.

M and I are both recovering. Thank God, this cold didn’t lead to ANOTHER ear infection for M.. she just finished her final dose of antibiotics for her LAST ear infection about two weeks ago!

Hope everyone else had a great weekend.


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