Sunday, February 15, 2009

Clap on, clap off - the clapper!

Kaylee started clapping in the recent past, but today something finally clicked, and no matter what she's doing, if we say, "Yay!" she'll clap. On demand. It's so sweet - she hates to perform on demand, but for now - she'll do this.

So, I've come up with a fun little plan.

Let me first start off by telling you that Dennis is great about making me feel appreciated and he tells me thanks for what I do around the house. But, what about those times during the day when it's just me and Kaylee, and I've crushed 5 different Cheerios into the carpet in 5 different places, I forgot to put the lid on the washing machine down and all the suds disappeared without the clothes actually getting washed, and I never hit start on the dishwasher even though there's still another load in the sink waiting to get washed? What about THOSE days, people?

She doesn't speak yet. Who will tell me what a good job I'm doing then?

Well, Kaylee, of course.

I got it on video tonight, but of course I'm having electronic issues.

So, maybe you'll get a video later, but for now my little dialogue will have to do. It went something like this.

Me: "Kaylee, Mommy's doing laundry. Yay!!!!"

Kaylee: *big smile and claps*

Me: "Kaylee, Mommy's cooking dinner tomorrow night. Yay!!!"

Kaylee: *big smile and claps*

Me: "Kaylee, Mommy just ate 2 pounds of chocolate. Yay!!!"

Kaylee *big smile and claps*

I love her so much...


Summer said...

You go girl! You're getting this parenting things down!!!

Pam said...

You must share this idea with Moms around the world!

namaste said...

Great plan and life is even better with applause!

Deb said...

this is hilarious. why the heck not?? it's only a matter of years before she's telling you that you cramp her style, so get it while you can, girl!

Kristen said...

Cute post! *big smuiles and claps*

Jenners said...

This post slipped by me but now I got it! Yes.. your own little ego booster! Don't abuse it! : )