Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Quentin is the king of faces.
I could stare at him all day and be entertained.
Here's another one from today.

I am trying to understand why Mackenzie just put an entire (brand new) toilet paper roll into the toilet bowl. He also felt the need to include some off the roll that's on the dispenser on the wall. The roll was so soggy by the time I got to it, and realized what he had done, that I had to get rubber gloves to fish it out - it was falling apart in my hands. I had to fish it out though, no way I was flushing an entire roll down the toilet, especially since the cardboard roll was in there too. I totally thought my older boys were passed this stage already. I would expect that from Quentin in about 9-12 months + from now. Not my 2 and a half year old.

Mack apparently has been going through a "No like it" phase. He says it to everything. I hear it at home. I hear it at dinner time. Dinner time (or any meal time) is when we hear it the most. Even to foods he does love and ate just a few nights before. When I picked up the boys from daycare today, Mack's teacher approached me about it. She said that he says "No like it" to a lot of things lately and doesn't participate in much and doesn't eat much. I don't know if I should be concerned or if this is normal for a 2 and a half year old to be going through a phase like this? Anyone deal with this before, or know anything about what I should do about it? For now, our GP had said that it's not what he eats in a given day, it's what he eats during the week that matters (and he does eat, as he is gaining weight) but it's more the behavioral stuff like participation in class activities at daycare that I am more concerned with.

I love that even after eating bad hospital food for 3 days straight, I'm still on track & have lost 13.2 lbs since January 1st. At this rate I will reach my goal by my 30th birthday. Gotta stay focused. I can do it. I don't eat much at night anymore after dinner. I make sure I eat a filling meal at dinner, and load up on a lot of calorie free vegetables at dinner (I love steamed vegetables, especially green beans, snow peas and carrots).

I ventured out today (even though the snow was coming down and driving conditions weren't exactly that great - people seriously forget how to drive in winter. We leave in Quebec people... winter comes every year!) I met up with a friend who works as a technician in a pharmacy at her work, and we had lunch. It had been years since I'd seen her last (thank you facebook for letting us get back in touch). It was nice to see her. The one nice thing about this weather is the fact that I got fantastic parking and there were no line ups! I was shocked that Costco was dead on my way home. I picked up a photo order that I did - I made some wallet size photos to put in each of Quentin's thank you cards. They came out really cute.

Today’s Link Love:
- One of my readers shared this with me. Too bad I don’t have almost 4000$ to spend on something like this. What an experience that would be!
- What a great photograph.
- I love Andrea's Sick Lockdown Activity list to keep busy.


Sandra said...

Mack is probably going through a stage. My son went through stages all the time - some lasted longer than others - I think the key is not to acknowledge the issue. If he says "me no like dinner", then say "fine, but that's all there is for dinner. You can leave the table now." I think kids do a lot of things for attention, especially hen there's a few of them around, and they feel like they're competing for you! I bet it will pass...

sapphireblue said...

Oh no! Well, at least he didn't put your cell phone or remote down the toilet. I'm waiting to see what our little babies do once they get mobile.

g-girl said...

oh i couldn't imagine discovering that in the toilet! science experiment maybe? and the 'no like it' stuff? ugh. poor you!

Tara said...

Way to keep the weight loss on track, Robyn!

Amelah said...

Oh my!!! Mr. Mack - tsk tsk! LOL !

Gotta love facebook. Although, sometimes it suggest people we should be friends with, like our grandparents other child, whom i have no interest in!

Your link for: One of my readers shared this with me. Too bad I don’t have almost 4000$ to spend on something like this. What an experience that would be!
says it is now closed, so i don't get to see what it was :( I guess i took too long!

Bea said...

Wow the toilet paper thing is crazy. I've heard of toddlers doing the "me no like" thing. I have no experience of course, but maybe it is somewhat normal?