Thursday, December 2, 2010

Special Needs Blog Hop: A New Accomplishment

This will come as a bit of a surprise to those who know Audrey or have gotten a feel for how personable and affectionate she can be through reading this blog...but she has never known how to GIVE a kiss.

Whenever anyone asked for a kiss, even me for God's sake, she would always present her own cheek to receive a kiss.  I think that part of it was definitely pronoun confusion, so when anyone would say "Give me a kiss" she would turn it around so that the "me" was herself.

But part of it may have been general motor skills because I never saw her pucker up and give a kiss to anything.  Until recently.  When I saw her lay one on her Minnie Mouse doll.  The same Minnie Mouse doll that she loves to abuse and put into time outs.  I guess part of their co-dependent relationship is that she has to be nice every once in a while to keep her coming back for more.

Anyway, when I saw that she knew full well the mechanics of it, I started lobbying hard to be the recipient.  And she literally just this week starting planting big, wet smackeroos on my cheek.  And like anything else with Audrey, it quickly became an obsession and now she won't stop.  Which is more than fine with me.

Come on and hop along with us!  This week's topic is sharing a recent accomplishment that your child has achieved.  Click on one of the first two links below to read further about the Rules of the Road for the Blog Hop!

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31 comments:

  1. Woohoo for big, wet, sloppy ones!

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  2. That sounds too cute! A great accomplishment too. Thanks for joining in the blog hop.

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  3. That's pretty friggin awesome. My boy still comes in with his cheek first but now puckers up and gives great air kisses while I plant the big wet ones on his freckled cheeks.

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  4. I've never gotten a kiss, but I have had my share of raspberries. Those are cool, too.

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  5. I love this. I LOVE your writing. I would sooo buy your book if you get it published.

    This blog hop thing is new to me and, quite frankly, scares me a bit. I can't seem to build up enough self-esteem to try it.

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  6. Awesome news. And you're right! I just assumed she was a kisser!

    GA is a kissin fool! But Charlotte will only kiss a few of us and you have to remind her to close her mouth. Her kisses have been the same since she was an infant. And that's just fine with me :)

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  7. That's awesome - what a great obsession. :)

    Hey, thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!

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  8. @dluvscoke: Thanks so much...I'm glad that I have one copy of my book pre-sold! As for the blog hop, c'mon...jump right in! It's easy! I'm gonna nag you til you do it. DOITDOITDOITDOIT.

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  9. I love this! I just started getting nice open mouth, totally relaxed wet ones. Yeah, it's like kissing a paralyzed fish I tell you. Awesome.

    So glad she's doing such a fantastic job. And also that Minnie Mouse is a participating family member.

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  10. Perfect timing to note this sweet and so meaningful new skill! Congrats to Audrey! Enjoy catching up on kisses!

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  11. yay for kisses! :) how wonderful and wonderful for mommy too! :) gotta love those signs of affection from our little ones! :)

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  12. That's an awesome accomplishment! Yay!

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  13. go the kissing...so sweet. I joined the blog hop after reading yours, feeling quite brave! I'm a joiner!! yay! but it won't let me post the html of the linky link in my post. who knows why not? it might be a wordpress thing...

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  14. Love, love, LOVE those kisses! Joy alternates between the cheek-presentation and the pucker, and I can't get enough of either.

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  15. Love it
    R is the exact same way
    I love the special needs blog hop and will try and figure out how it do it next Thursday

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  16. Wonderful! Other people don't understand why that is so wonderful but we do. Will said an unprompted "I love you" to me last week and I was delighted. I'd spent a year teaching him to say that.

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  17. Awwww, the big wet ones are the best kind :D Jen

    http://www.thekingandeye.com/p/special-needs-blog-hop.html

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  18. How embarrassing is it to admit I haven't joined the Blog Hop because I don't know how to grab a button. Ordinarily, I make my husband do that kind of stuff, but he keeps claiming to be "busy" with "work." HA!

    Anyway, it's so funny that you write about kissing, because it's only recently that Billy has understood the concept of GIVING a kiss too. And, just as you describe with Audrey, he has become obsessed, particularly in the morning. His kisses quickly devolve into an attempt to smother me and then maim me with his pointy chin -- but I love 'em all the same :-)

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  19. The bird usually gives me her cheek like, "you may kiss me now." If I demand lips, she will brush hers on mine, but there's no pursing or anything. Sometimes she insists that we touch tongues. Too much info?

    Oh, and I'm stopping by from the special needs blog hop :)

    -The fair maiden Dani G

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  20. That is wonderful and I love your new blog hop, what a wonderful idea!!

    Thanks for stopping by Nurses Notes and commenting on my guest post! I really appreciate it!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  21. I love reading about new accomplishments.:)

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  22. It's been really interesting to realize how widespread the broken smacker problem is! :-) Glad Audrey's fixed her pucker and you've gotten some kisses!

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  23. She's one cutie pie! It's moments like that that make it all worth while!

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  24. Flippin' awesome. Enjoy those kisses!!!

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  25. That's awesome. My son is very kissy. And gropey.

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  26. That's wonderful. I get the lean-in kiss/hug.

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  27. Jaylen too! He still has trouble with that one. He always would just put his cheek out to get kissed, never actually did the kissing. In fact, the photographer at JCPenney when he was two and Xavi was just born was like, what's wrong with your kid? Because she asked him to kiss the baby over and over and all he would do was move his head in close to the baby's lips.

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