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Maggie has got the finger-shaking "no" down. Hysterical.
I realized this weekend that the difference between Hannah and Maggie is sort of epitomized in the way Maggie picks up her dolls, pats their backs and shushes them. Shushing was never a part of Hannah's doll-playing repertoire. The combo goal of comforting and quieting has been way more integral in my parenting of Maggie. But I have a feeling (hope? prayer?) that we are getting to the end of our shushing days. Maggie is (please, pretty please) coming into a more verbal, happy, less fussy time in her childhood.
I'll get back to my book reviews this week. I had to take a break to become obsessed with buying and decorating houses. But here is a great article I read this weekend: Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child