Todd often gets the label of being the shy, timid baby because Kyle is SO dominant. However, if you ever believe for one moment that Todd backs down...watch out.
We have recently been having problems with Todd eating dinner. The child is starving when he gets home from school so I have a deal with him that he can have 3 small snacks and no more. If he then does not eat dinner he can only have 1 small snack the next day. He also is not allowed to have any "treats" after dinner. Kevin gets even worse...he says if Todd does not eat within a reasonable time frame he cannot have the treat either.
The other night Todd was being a pain again with not eating dinner. We had all finished and Kyle had happily gotten his treat and was already brushing his teeth. Todd, stalling as usual finally finished his dinner. He took his plate/cup into the kitchen to Kevin and asked about his treat. Kevin started on the "you did not eat quick enough" speech...Todd was quite indignant. Gesturing quite rapidly while still holding his plate he is telling Kevin...."but look...I ate it all...Daddy, what the hell?" Perfect context (of course) with a perfect facial expression.
I looked at Kevin to see if I heard correctly. By this time Kevin is trying not to laugh but really...it was just way too hard. If you could have seen his face...oh man. After Todd got his treat and we stopped laughing I had to inform him about not using that language and if he did it again he would get the mouth with soap treatment.
And, I do not have any scheduled doctors appointments for the next two weeks...so I will not have any updates on the baby until then. Actually a relief to not have to be at a doctor's office for a bit.