Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another tongue episode

 It took me days to find this Campbell's Soup logo!  But look at the resemblance - totally worth the wait!  Except for the uncombed hair and lack of bow - bows just don't happen in this household.
Oh I've tried....
Katie has been doing this with her tongue for four days, and it is pretty consistent. I think it just means that since the tongue is a muscle, (and didn't I read somewhere, "the strongest muscle"?!) and the fact that she has low muscle tone, maybe her tongue is finally strong enough to be able to do this.

If you read my blog on 9/30/10 you'll remember Katie's other tongue phase, where it hung out of her mouth for about three weeks. It drove me crazy.  Well, all I can say is at least this phase is a cute one, and  unlike the last one, I am not worried about walking through the mall with other mothers giving my child a pitiful look - that was horrible.  At that time I just wanted to scream, "No, no! Her tongue doesn't usually hang out of her mouth!  It's just a phase - she really is model material!"

If anyone out there is an expert and knows anything about the whole tongue thing, please let me know.  Because, I am assuming it means her mouth and tongue are getting stronger, and that she will be leading a Toastmasters meeting someday.

Friday, January 7, 2011


I took Katie to have her eyes checked because lately she keeps throwing off her glasses - I figured she needed a new prescription.  And the fact that they are pretty scratched, it was time for a new pair anyway. Imagine my surprise when the doctor told me that Katie did not need her glasses anymore!  Her vision has corrected itself, and she is glassses-free!  He said that this happens about 50% of the time in young kids who are far-sighted. So, I don't know if the stem cells had anything to do with this, but for me it is one less hassle, and that is huge!  Now to tackle the hair combing dilemma - I wonder if the crewcut will ever become a new fad for 4 year-old girls?  Isn't Shiloh Jolie Pitt headed that direction?