I took a commenter's advice last week and used naptime as an opportunity to quietly remove 3 of our many ride-on toys. It actually took a few days for the children to notice. When they asked where the cars went, I explained that I had taken them to the Childrens' Home for the kids who don't have any toys. K retorted, "But, Mommy, they DO have toys. We played with them remember?"
Seems I had forgotten that since we went to the home to play with some of the residents IN THEIR PLAYROOM a few weeks ago, that story doesn't hold as much water.
Last week, I took the children with me to the lab to have my blood drawn in advance of today's cardiology check-up. They watched in wide-eyed wonder as the nurse took two vials of blood from my arm. (Talk about pressure to put on a brave face!)
As we were getting dressed this morning, R asked where we were going today. I explained I had to go see the Doctor.
"Oh, what are they going to take out of your body today?"