Every now and then every mama needs a little mama advice. Welp ladies, this is one of those times. Put on your mama hats and give me what you got.
I have two goals this week. I want to get baby girl to back away from the formula. She turned one two weeks ago and we’ve been trying to wean her off of the formula. If I’m honest, she’s barely weaned off my boob. Even though my milk went away in April, she is still trying to nurse. Why did I think formula would be any easier? I dunno. She is not feeling regular milk at ALL! She turns up her nose at it then blows spit bubbles. Cute, but not exactly the reaction we were looking for.
Can you tell she’s stubborn? We’ve been mixing the milk with her formula to try to trick her and gradually move that
thirty dollars a week formula out of her life! She’s putting up a good fight. I can’t remember how we transitioned our son. I could just surf the web and see what’s out there but I thought I’d check with you all first. You know, cause we are cool like that. 😉
The other goal is to break our son’s addiction to the Lion King! He talks about it all day! He “plays” Lion King and turns into a lion. He tells us he’s not a little boy, he’s a lion. I try to let it pass because I know he likes to pretend. They do a lot of pretend play at school. Everything we talk about though can somehow make it’s way to having something to do with the Lion King. Yes, it’s OBSESSION.
It all started with a book we got when he was little. He fell in love with the story of Simba and eventually memorized the book. When he finally saw the movie… it was a done deal. We have tried to get him to like different characters, stories, movies. He’ll like them for a minute but then he’s right back to Scar and Mufasa. Sigh. It’s to the point that his teachers think he watches the movie EVERY DAY. In reality, he’s just memorized every bit of that story. I don’t know what Disney put in that movie but they got my kid. They’ve got him good.
So there you have it. The girl and her milk and the boy and Mufasa. Any thoughts, suggestions?