Sunday, March 20, 2011


Yes, yes, back to back posts on octopodes, what more can I offer?

Yesterday, Buster smacked into my leg pretty hard, so I reminded him to say sorry. He shook his head. For some reason, saying “please” and “thank you” is very natural, but apologies are tough for him. He responds very poorly to increasing pressure to “say sorry,” so I tried a different tactic.

Me: You hurt Mommy. How can you make Mommy feel better?
Buster: (pauses) Octopus!

He dragged over my giant stuffed octopus and handed me a leg. Well, he made a good call, even if it wasn’t what I was looking for.

Look! Isn’t this the cutest t-shirt design? I have a friend who regularly runs local races and triathlons. When he saw the logo for this one, he ordered my size instead of his own. I wore it today and it made the boys (and me) happy all day long. Thanks, TSO!


Stimey said...

That IS an excellent t-shirt!

I think to have a kid who can figure out a way to make someone feel better instead of just saying sorry is a great thing.

And because it's fun to say: octopode.

Bob said...

During this cold weather, I thought it said "Bay Freeze" :)

mayberry said...

So ARE there octopodes in the SF Bay?!

Anonymous said...

Glad you like it:)

Asianmommy said...

Hee! I like the way he thinks.

Anonymous said...

My 2-year-old rocks the apology, but my 6-year-old is the same as Buster. She uses "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me" no problem. But somehow "sorry" eludes her. We are working on it, but in the meantime there are a lot of other placating actions taking place.