Wednesday, July 1, 2009

He's a Rare One!

So my Little Dude, age 3 and quite good at it, might I add, has been in a lot of trouble lately. His favorite thing is to tell me NO...at the top of his lungs. He's also said a few other things that get him in mega trouble. Out of desperation, I called my friend who now has 5 (including a set of twins so she knows it all, right?) and told her my predicament. She suggested vinegar.

Desperate to try anything I waited for my next opportunity for Little Dude to mouth off. Of course it wasn't a long wait. I can't remember what he said but I got a napkin and soaked it in vinegar. I then placed it on his tongue. He was not a happy camper but almost 48 hours passed before he said something inappropriate. Notice I didn't say 2 days passed before he got in trouble!

Anyway, he's gotten the vinegar treatment 3 or 4 times in the past 10 days. Today he screamed no at me and I promptly got the vinegar out. He fought me as I opened his mouth and inserted the vinegar soaked cloth. To my surprise, he stopped crying and asked for more vinegar. More? This child is a rare one, I tell you.

Now I'm off to buy hot sauce.

5 comments:

  1. I did the tobasco route w/ JB and it only took one application. He wasn't a big NO kid but he did NOT like the hot. and it's not like the soap that has all the crap in it. brett uses hot sauce on a daily basis. try it!!

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  2. Use apple cider vinegar, has probiotics in it. Then you can feel good about keeping him healthy while you're trying to stop the mouthing off.

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  3. We used the apple cider vinegar, too. (FYI - if you want to use it as an adult, it will speed up your metabolism). The Facts of Life gal (the one that is a Xian, Lisa something...) recommends it. We only had to use it a few times. Even now, when my kids smell it, they get nervous they've done something wrong. They will never been fans of vinagrette salad dressings.....

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  4. Well, then! Maybe I should try the apple cider vinegar. Speeding up the metabolism thing...I'm all about that! Sounds yummy too. Something's gotta work for Little Dude!

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  5. Meh, when in doubt, go for soap.
    xoxo

    Yaya

    PS thoroughly entertained :)

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