My youngest plays DJ on the morning ride to school. She’s six. This is her playlist: Shakira: Try Everything The Greatest Showman: This is Me Pink: Just Like Fire Sing!: Johnny’s I’m Still Standing I asked her this week why she picked these songs and her response was “Because I’m going to go to school … Continue reading Get Pumped Up!
My oldest was off from school yesterday so we went on a hike together. I don’t take for granted that she, number one CAN do a one hour hike with me at my pace and two, is WILLING to do it. At a time when I’m hearing many moms complain about their daughter’s attitude and … Continue reading Give Them Focus and Respect and You Will Get it Back
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had some of the roughest weeks with P lately. Everything is a power struggle. Dinner time in particular has been horrific. She doesn’t want to eat. She doesn’t want to use utensils. But, put a piece of cake in front of her and she can eat like an aristocrat with … Continue reading Lessons in Parenthood
I don’t know why my life feels so busy lately. At night, when I usually write I’m exhausted. I’ve been sleeping more…. like 10-12 hrs a night. One reason could be because P has been a handful. Terrible twos are nothing compared to the attitude 3 brings. Her defiance is shocking. I know she’s teething … Continue reading Defiance
The fears continue. It’s back to the drawing board. In the past every sleeping success I’ve had with P has been through transitions. I baby step to get to the desired behavior and I feel I’m starting from scratch again. I’m frustrated. We went from falling asleep in 10 minutes, without my presence to needing me … Continue reading Little Sayings
A few weeks ago, shortly after I made P her tent, she became “afraid of Ducky Mo Mo and scary things in her room”. At first Ducky Mo Mo was just in her tent. I offered to take down the tent but she said she wanted it up. Thank God because I was reluctant to … Continue reading Ducky Mo Mo & The Birth of Religion
Last week P dropped a ceramic mug on purpose because she “felt like being rude”. She was upset I wasn’t paying attention to her. I was in the middle of cleaning up a huge mess on the floor and had asked her to sit in her chair while I cleaned it up. I’ve done this … Continue reading No TV for You!