Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Four Stages of Grief and Loss (of the Bottle)










In case you forgot that little tidbit that you learned in your high school psychology class about the stages of loss and grief, here is Jack's pictorial reminder. In the first picture, we can see ANGER. Jack is demonstrating his discontent with receiving his milk in a sippy cup rather than his "ba-ba". In the second shot, we observe that Jack has moved from the stage of ANGER to the stage of SADNESS. He can't even look at the cup (notice it on the floor behind him), and he attempts to "cute/pathetic-factor" his way into getting the bottle back. The third picture shows a dramatic leap to a place of ACCEPTANCE. He has realized that his bottle isn't coming back, so he has resolved to give the sippy cup a try. And finally, in the last picture, we see that Jack has made the final movement to the stage of HAPPINESS and CONTENTMENT.






For those of you who are perplexed by why I have so many pictures of such a seemingly miniscule event (I only posted some of them!), let me share with you a little saying that my mother-in-law taught me: IF IT'S NOT IN THE SCRAPBOOK (or the blog), THEN IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!


















5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Picture #1 just about broke Nanny's heart!! My poor little punkin'!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jack. You already know when negotiation doesn't work. You're well on your way to a career in Sales! I love you!!! (and I'm so glad to know this REALLY happened)

Anonymous said...

BTW, that last comment was from Grandpam, not really anonymous.

Julie Shaw said...

It is so amazing how fast they catch on!

Mr. Incredible said...

Big Al is hilarious. I may never be able to post again.