Sunday, December 21, 2008

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Force Field

There have been a lot of challenges in raising a 3 and a half year old boy. One thing that has made it a lot easier is the force field that surrounds Owen's bed. When it is bedtime and we put him in - he never ever gets out. The only time that this force field "backfires" is when something falls out of bed. Say, for instance, a book that he was reading falls out of bed onto the floor. Owen's bed is on a box spring on the floor, so he is only about 18 inches above the floor. Despite this, he will not reach down to grab the book. It might as well be floating in a pool of lava. He will scream out for us to come get it for him. But I would rather have it this way....

It kind of reminds me of the stories I have heard about hypnotizing a chicken by drawing a line with a piece of chalk from their beak outward. They won't move....

Thursday, December 11, 2008