Thursday, May 23, 2019

Our Kids Have A Reaction When I Put My Glasses On The Kitchen Or Workshop Table Or Desk

Over the past couple of years, I've had more episodes of the cold, flu, strep throat, and viruses than I've ever had in my entire life. Or, so it seems. During the really bad cases when a fever was involved, my work day had been cut short. The last case of the cold/flu was in December or January. I was sick for about 2 weeks. However, for 2 days during those 2 weeks that I had a fever and could barely move, I spent most of the day on the sofa. During that time, and in the months prior and after when I had been sick, there was something I did that started a weird habit with our kids...

I noticed that every time I took my glasses off and put them on the kitchen table or my desk in the home office or the table in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop, our kids had a reaction to that sound.

They all got up and came rushing to me.

For the longest time, this completely baffled me.

Until last week when I took some Work at Home Dog Mom down time one afternoon. After I called it quits for the day, I got a bit dramatic and put my glasses down on the kitchen table. Hard.

All of the kids got up from their naps and rushed to my feet.

It was then I realized that the sound of my glasses hitting the table, workshop table, or my desk meant that I was going to either nap or sit on the sofa.

I had done the very same thing when I've been sick over the past couple of years.

They associated that sound with snuggle time on the bed or sofa.

I was seriously amazed. 

Our kids are smart. Very, very smart.

They recognize the sound when Lisa pulls into the driveway and opens and shuts our vehicle door.

They recognize the sound of their vitamin container being opened.

They recognize the sound of us opening the baggies of their homemade dog treats when it's snack time.

They know the difference between me baking homemade dog treats and baking homemade pastries and snacks for Lisa's breakfast and lunches.

They know the difference between a sibling or 2 heading outdoors for pee and poop time and playtime or a trip to the doctors.


And apparently, they associate the sound of my glasses hitting the table or workshop table or desk with me either being sick or taking the occasional afternoon for downtime. They're right there. Ready to snuggle.

Total. Greatness.

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