Aloha Friday - 1-22

 
Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that Kailani takes it easy and looks forward to the weekend. So she thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too.
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Kailani’s question is:
What’s your favorite thing about winter?
 My answer: I love when winter first comes and covers tree limbs and ground. After the first snow, my favorite thing about winter is when it's over. :)

My question is:
How do you stick to your guns with a toddler who pulls the way too cute act? 
I have to try my hardest not to laugh and sometimes I fail miserably. :)

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  1. I am with you, my heart melts and I tend to give in or forget why I was upset in the first place.

    I think it is a hidden talent of toddlers!

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  2. I was never able to stick to my guns when I got that face!!

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  3. It's really tough to do with a toddler...especially when mine runs away saying "mean, mean, mean"

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  4. It is really hard, today I was able too but I think it was because I had it up to HERE with it.

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  5. my favy thing about winter is snowboarding!!! oh and I dont stick to my guns. I usually laugh. haha. no help here :)

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  6. Well usually I am chasing my toddler around to get him to take his meds or get dressed all the while he is laughing. Its kinda hard to not laugh when you hear him laugh. there really is no sticking to your guns especially when everyone else around is laughing as you are trying to wrangle him up

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  7. I have 3 kids who are grown now, but when they were little, I could never punish them much because it's hard to be mad when you can't keep a straight face. Thank God my kids never did anything much more than picking on each other.

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  9. I don't- good to know no one else has the secret either. I stand no chance against my girly.

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  10. My grandson is a toddler and he knows that his "all too cute act" always melts my heart!

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  11. I remember turning my head to get my smiles and giggles out before turning back and trying to hold a straight face.

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  12. This is something I have yet to learn. I have a super cute nephew who is good at the cute act...but, no kiddos of my own . . . yet! Now's a good time to learn how not to laugh at the cute stuff, eh?

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  13. I make a "mean" face to try to hold in my laughter. If I press my lips together tight enough it sometimes works!

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  14. We often tell Sarah she is too cute for her own good. Now that she's 4, its getting easier to stick to "no", especially since the second we say the word she throws a tantrum. Mood swings!

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  15. My daughter doesn't usually try the cute act. She goes from zero to screaming like a banshee in half a second. It's easier not to give in to that, because I definitely don't want her to think she can get what she wants by screaming!

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  16. it is hard, but if they learn that cute works it will make it hard when they get to school

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  17. For some reason it was easier with my oldest son. My youngest is now 20 months old and really testing things. If I simply saw the word no (not even loud or in a stern voice) he will cry. Of course the kid is an actor and knows that if his big brother is near him and he screams someone will get in trouble. The best thing is to keep working on it and eventually it will work.

    Oh and the latest from my little guy, he made up a "No" song ;)

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  18. Oh, that's a tough question! My 22 month old has the cutest look on her face every time she does something she's not supposed to! I try to keep a straight face, but, like you, it's hard!

    I do have a theory about it though - I've always said that God made toddlers especially cute because otherwise we'd constantly be punishing them!

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  19. I cave too. There is just no fighting a force that strong!

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  20. I rarely see my nephew so when I do, it's all about making him feel good.

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  21. I think it's about picking your battles - if it's not crucial, I say enjoy the cuteness, but if it's important then you know you need to be firm - not that it's easy when they are soooooo cute :)

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  22. The way too cute act works on me! I am trying to get tougher though!

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  23. Ohhhh, I can't help with this one! I was a sucker! And I still am with the "Aren't I such a cute nine year old?" look. lol

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  24. I always end up giving in. :-)

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  25. Well, it's been awhile since mine were toddlers, but I remember it all too well. It IS super hard when they are really cute and funny.

    Just be persistent and turn your head if you have to laugh!

    http://eightymphmom.blogspot.com/

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  26. You just have really try to stick to your guns because if you don't they will know how to push your buttons to get what they want.

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  27. Oh my is there an answer? lol I always have to turn around. It is amazing how young they learn these sneaky tricks lol

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