Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
For those wondering, Ni Hao Kai-Lan is a new cartoon just launched this week on Nick Jr. Kai-Lan is supposedly going to do for Mandarin what Dora and Diego did for Spanish. Lindy was begging for Kai-Lan on Friday morning after watching the debut on Thursday, so I think it was a hit. I would love to pick up a few Mandarin words here and there but honestly, I think they need subtitles so I can see the words when they say them because I wasn't able to distinguish anything and, unlike the romance languages, you can't even begin to derive what they are or mean or how they sound...Then again, the show isn't for me...Maybe Lindy will pick up things I don't...
Saturday, February 02, 2008
We are still trying to potty train Miss Lindy Li. A lot of people have told me not to worry about it and that it'll happen when it is supposed to. Thing is, I know she could've been trained a long time ago but it hasn't happened mainly because she is stubborn and our approach has been a bit too laid back. We're being played and manipulated. OUCH!!!
So, we've really stepped up the process and things have been going pretty well except for the fact that she won't do #2 (sorry) any time but her nap or overnight. This brings great frustration to us. We've tried a variety of approaches but nothing seems to motivate her. A few days ago, I was telling her that once she gets out of diapers, we will have a lot more money to put in her piggy bank. I told her we could celebrate her being trained by letting her take some money out of the "spend" slot of her bank to buy a special treat. I was really talking it up, trying to be excited, trying to get her pumped. Then I asked a kid who has never once been taken shopping for a treat and probably has little idea of what I was trying to convey what she might want to buy. I asked, "Would you like a new book or maybe a new doll?" Her reply was simply, "No. I want diamonds..."
Can you see me shaking my head in disbelief?