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!
We’ve been having some pretty rough weeks with P lately. I’ve become aware of these changes that she gets when I believe her brain is going through major development. A mental growth spurt really. She gets very antsy, unfocused, doesn’t listen (dramatically more so than usual), defiant and cranky. She also becomes more interested than … Continue reading When all else fails…
So, I obviously take a lot of pictures of P. She is no stranger to being in front of the camera or to the concept of seeing “play back”. However, it still caught me off guard when she began telling us to take her picture….AND striking a pose AND directing the desired camera angle. Case … Continue reading Strike a Pose
The days with the P are enchanting and unbelievable with the things she says and does. They can also be brutally frustrating but I’d say we’re in 70-30 brilliant to frustrating. Her choice of clothes and accessories as you can see are hysterical. These glasses were all her. I had nothing to do with the … Continue reading No Kidding.