Wednesday, May 27, 2009


In psychology, you learn about conditioned responses. For instance, Pavlov's dog would droll whenever he heard a bell because the bell would ring every time his food was brought to him. Well, Kaylee has two conditioned responses.
#1. This one happened a couple weeks ago. I like to add Craisins (dried cranberries) in my stove-top stuffing. Kaylee loves craisins and will pick out all of the craisins before eating the rest of the stuffing. Well, this time I made the stove-top without the craisins. Halfway through dinner I look up to see Kaylee picking through her stove-top. I was pretty sure I knew what she was doing but I decided to ask anyways. Sure enough Kaylee told me she was looking for the the craisins. When I told there were no craisins this time, she did not believe me and told me that she was going to find them.
#2. Recently we have started giving cards that sing when you open them for birthdays, etc. Kaylee has gotten a lot of them because the cards we happen to find are Ariel (the Little Mermaid). She loves to open the cards over and over again and hear them sing. Just yesterday I found a card that one of her Aunt's sent her. When Kaylee opened it, she was very confused because the card did not make noise. So she closed it and opened it again. Still no noise. She looked at me and said, "This card does not sing. It must be broken. Can you change the batteries on it?" We tried to explain that this card was not supposed to sing. You just read it. Well she could not find the appeal in that so she went to find her card that sang.