Messy Masterpieces

Sunday after all this cold weather we had been having Natalie was beyond bored. So we went to our "go to" activity, painting. The child could sit for hours probably making her messes masterpieces. She thought she'd hit pay dirt when I pulled out one of Byron's old presentation tablets from the office and let her go to town on it.

And I just want to note that I think Nat has stopped sucking her thumb! And all by herself I might add. Byron and I had not been pushing the issue but we noticed last week that at bedtime she no longer went to town on the thing like usual. I asked her teacher about it and she did say that when she painted their nails the other day she made sure to mention that they shouldn't put their fingers in the mouths and mess up their nails. Well that was right up Ms. Nat's alley, heaven forbid if her nails chips :) BUT the icing on the cake might have been her BFF Ana Claire. According to Mrs. Diane Nat started sucking her thumb at the table one day and Ana Claire (a sassy little thing) told Nat that "only babies suck their thumbs." Mrs. Diane said Nat didn't miss a beat and told Ana "I no baby!" and from that day on has been very aware of putting her fingers/thumb in her mouth. THANK YOU ANA CLAIRE!

So we will see if it last, or if she regresses when baby sister gets here but I sure hope so. Might save us some orthodontic bills in the future! As for the pink blanket, she may be moving off to college with that thing..LOL

1 comment:

Flossie said...

I'm pretty sure Pooh is going to college with Sam. Which is totally fine with me because I cried like a baby watching Toy Story 3. Shawn looked at me like I was crazy, and all I could blubber our was, "Someday Sam isn't going to want his Pooh anymoooooore!!!"