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July 20th, 2007, 06:46 AM
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I caught my son pulling on an extension cord this morning and I GASPED and said....."Alexander Julian!! NO!"......when I started to walk over to him, he ran off laughing. He then proceeded to "hide" behind the couch. He kept peeking out from the behind the couch to see if I was going to chase him, his favorite game. I looked at him and said....."No. No games." and I put the cord back behind the chair where it usually is. I looked back at him and he started getting really excited and giggling, thinking that I was definitely going to chase him now. It was so hard not to laugh!!! He is just so darn cute!!! But what he was playing with was dangerous, so I just kept walking past him. That was soooo hard. He really is adorable when he plays that game. When I walked out of the living room he watched me with a huge grin on his face. I know he doesn't get it yet, but I have to be firm when it comes to dangerous things like cords, glass and other objects he manages to get his hands on.

It was just SO hard to keep a straight face!!!! I know I'll probably break down one day and give in to his cuteness and I know that's bad!!! What about you? How hard is it for you to keep a straight face? And how many times have you given in?


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July 20th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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I haven't been in that situation yet seeing as Alexander is only 3 months old. He doesn't get himself into trouble yet. But I can totally imagine how hard it will be to walk away. Kudos to you.

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July 20th, 2007, 03:27 PM
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As with the above my daughter isn't old enough to get into trouble yet however I have siblings and a little girl we babysit for that have and do do things like that. It is hard because they think it's ok and just all in fun (though my siblings at their age should know better) but the little girl we babysit for does the same run and hide thing. She thinks everything is a joke and that people will play with her when she gets into something she shouldn't. It's definitely tough but sometimes things are.
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July 20th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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My son did the same thing when he was little. I guess he was 3 or 4 when he started with the cord thing. Because I had a cousin who was electrocuted by plugging something into an outlet, I totally freaked out. I spanked Bobby's butt real quick and cute didn't cut it that time. I was too scared for him to be distracted by his cute games. He'll be 15 in two weeks and just finished a week long course at our local tech school on wiring and I was freaked out when he showed me the circuit board he wired up himself. He's growing up though and I have to chill out, especially since I know it was done in a safe environment and he is learning to do electricity correctly while determining if it is a career he wants to go into. I just wish he would choose something I felt safer with but I guess there are dangers with any career.
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July 21st, 2007, 10:34 AM
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I know how you feel. Gracie yesterday pulled a cord out of the socket. I firmly said, "NO" so she tried to put it back in, so I said again, "NO" and grabbed it. She rarely cries, so I felt bad when the boo boo lip appeared and she let some tears go. Although she is only 1 I tried to explain that it could hurt her. Gotta start early, but man, that Boo Boo lip gets ya LOL

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July 22nd, 2007, 09:24 AM
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Our toddler's middle name should be "no" ... We taught him early on, when he first learned to crawl, what no meant.

He used to be great about it, and stop immediately when we would tell him no. Not anymore! That kid LOOKS for trouble, I tell ya! When he does things like snatch up my purse and go running, laughing, I will laugh too and chase him down to get it ... But when he is playing with something dangerous, or I have told him no more than three times, that's when I don't laugh or give in any longer.
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