Monday, November 21, 2011

Professor Papa - Part 4

More good teaching and the usual bad things to even it out.

We'll start with the bad and end on a high note today.  The girls now know how to use the drain in the tub.  They don't always let the water out this way.  Typically, they are more focused on splashing it out, or so it would seem.

I started using this to teach them bath time was over.  Nobody really wants to sit in a tub when all the water is gone so it seemed a natural indicator that we were done and moving on to getting ready for bed.  It worked a few times, and then they would start letting the water out when we were only partially done. 

More often than not, we would be rinsing one's hair and the other would become impatient, so she would open the drain. Unfortunately, this means that if you don't catch it in time, the freshly rinsed one would be standing in an empty tub while the other one was being rinsed.

Not the worst thing in the world, but standing in an empty tub after you've been rinsed can be a bit chilly - especially when the one getting rinsed is having warm water poured over her.

The good lesson is a further teaching on a prior post - fist bumping.  I have to give at least partial credit to Mama on this one since she has been working more on it than I have.  The girls have learned to "blow it up" after the fist bump.  Thanks to Travis for recommending the technique.

For those of you not as hip as I, to blow up a fist bump you simply retract your hand immediately following the initial bump.  If you are truly a hipster, you'll open your hand during the removal stage.  For those of you that are even cooler still, you'll wiggle your fingers during the last part.

I would call this adding jazz hands or spirit fingers to the bump, but that probably nullifies all cool points, so we'll avoid that explanation.


Olusola said...

and here I was feeling cool that I could get my girls to high five. I need to step up my gave it sounds like

championm2000 said...

You know your job is complete when they let the drain up at the proper time and then give each other a fist bump to celebrate!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Thank you for the fist bump visual...I feel schooled, now. :)

I've been fist-bumping with our girls for a while now, to which we say, "Yeeeah!"

Within the last couple of months I taught them that, when they fist bump each other (which, in the spirit of full disclosure, is only by Mommy or Daddy's request), they say, "Wonder Twin Power!"

They have no idea who the Wonder Twins are, but it's a great party trick. ;)

We'll have to consider "blowing it up"...I like it!