March 11, 2009

More Bad Habits

We can't just talk about my bad habits. So we will look at a couple other family members bad habits.

Eli's Habit:IMG_5297Sucking!

Eli started his bad habit when he was about 8 months old- sucking his pointer and ring finger on his left hand. Soon sucking wasn't enough and he discovered a little pillow case that had "fuzzies" on it. He then decided that to improve the sucking he would pull the fuzzies off the pillowcase so that he could suck AND rub the fuzzies under his nose. (Yes he is a multi- tasker). Back then I thought it was cute.

One day the pillowcase got lost. I was excited thinking maybe he having no fuzzies would equal no more sucking. I was wrong. He just found a new supplier of fuzzies. His best friend Tiger. (You can learn more about Tiger on Ryan's blog).Unfortunately, he destroyed poor tiger's little mane until one day Tiger had nothing more to offer. So Eli moved on to Giraffe- his new best friend. (Yes, Eli is a fair weather friend).

Now Giraffe is the current Fuzzie Fix. Giraffe's lovely tail has passed the fuzzie test and as Eli sucks his fingers he now rubs Giraffe's tail under his nose. I no longer find his finger sucking habit cute!

Hallie's Habit:IMG_5291 Teasing!

Haliie started her habit about as soon as she could walk! She LOVES to tease Eli. She knows what bugs him and she does it! She knows Eli does not like her to touch his giraffe. However, she will on a occasion take his giraffe, stick her fingers in her mouth, and rub his tail under nose. She then finds Eli and shows him that she is doing it. When he gets upset she laughs and runs from him. Yes, it is hilarious, but kind of sad at the same time that a 20 month old can torment her 4 year old brother.


Hubba's Thoughts said...

That's a funny story! Your kids are so cute.. Jackson teases Madi too!!

Key Fam said...

Too funny! They are way too cute, Less! I miss you guys!!

rain said...

Little sisters are supposed to be terrible to their big brothers. It's just an extra when their big brothers are as nice as Eli, and so they don't have to be wary of the ones that are just mean and awful. (I went to school with a lot of girls that did NOT luck out with their brothers). Eli will get over his sucking thing--it may take a while, but he will. And then when he does, you'll look back on it fondly and that will be his "thing" that he did as a kid that you can torment him with. really does come full circle. ;)

carrie said...

SO cute. :o) Bella loves to torment her brothers, too. I think it's hilarious. The other day Bo took something from her and she turned and looked at me w/a really serious face...and then full fledged TACKLED him, like a pro, I might add, and took her toy right back. Maybe that's not funny to some people, but it was funny to me. ;o)

Mangone said...

Well being a former sucker myself I can tell you it is not cute especially if he keeps sucking into his teens. But one day maybe it will just stop, that has been known to happen.

Tiffany said...

Oh you gotta love the sibling rivalry. My little Savannah is the best at it, but she also learned from the best. so he did it to himself. Sorry about the sucking thing. Audrey did that for a while too, I'm sure it'll end soon.