Swing Choreography

Em has become quite the master of the swing. Whenever we make it to the park she wants to try to swing as high as she can and “touch the sky.”

Unfortunately, Addie wants to do whatever her big sister is doing. But Mama doesn’t feel good about pushing her “higher.” Yesterday my resistance led to this…

Swing meltdown
She was not happy. Although, yesterday was one of those rough days – it didn’t really matter what the little thing was, it was going to set her off.

Em, trying to be a good big sister was concerned…

Watchful eye
And took it upon herself to try to “teach” Ad how to get herself higher by pumping her legs.

“You bend your legs back…”

Back and...
And then push them forward…

...forth
You got it!

You got it!
(Not really.) But it was a very sweet effort, Em. Better than Mommy, who just stood by taking photos.

On the plus side, Meltdown Sally ended up in bed at 6:30pm and slept through til 7am this morning. Me thinks she may have been a wee bit tired. And today proved to be a MUCH better day.

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6 Responses to “Swing Choreography”


  1. 1 Vicky November 26, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Em is an awesome big sister!

  2. 2 Cara November 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    How sweet of Em trying to teach her how to do it herself. I don’t like those days when any little thing sets off my toddler. The hardest part is that it is soooooooo unpredicatable. I need a crystal ball.
    Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. 3 golightly November 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Harrison actually practices the leg pumping when he swings in the Toddler swing. I don’t trust his to hold on in the regular swing if I push him very much.

    He also went to bed last night at 6:30 and up at 7:15 this morning. His decision, “I’m ready for bed.” he announced. Cracks me up!

  4. 4 Christina November 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Poor little Addie! But sweet, sweet Em! What an awesome big sis.

    BTW, these pics look a bit fuzzy and pixilated on my end…not like your usual gorgeous images!

    Wishing you all a VERY happy Thanksgiving!!!

  5. 5 Maya December 1, 2008 at 11:51 am

    That is so sweet that she was trying to get Addie to understand it! She is such a great big sis!

  6. 6 Kim December 1, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, poor Addie! Sometimes it just sucks being little.


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