P has officially passed onto to Dave. Children follow a natural process of detachment/attachment. First they are attached to mom, or the primary care giver, then move onto dad and then finally they move onto an outside family member or friend. The last transition doesn’t happen until the teen years and I expected to have … Continue reading Dumped
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
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!
I got my lesson planned. I had all the websites ready to explain to P why the sun went to bed so late in the summer. As I tried to breakdown how to explain all this science to a 2.5 year old I realized that I needed to start with the basic concept like day … Continue reading It Worked!
P is distinguishing colors now. It’s been maybe a couple weeks since I noticed she would pick up the orange crayon when I asked her to pass me the orange crayon. Last week while we were in the car on our way to yoga she saw a green street sign and said “Look Mamma the … Continue reading A Little of Everything
Every time we go on a trip I see how beneficial it is for P. She develops in amazing ways and never in the ways I predict. This last Seattle trip came together at the last minute so we decided to drive. It’s an 18 hour drive, not accounting for food, potty and run around … Continue reading The Benefits of Travel
We’ve entered the “Why Phase”! P is asking why to many things I say. She genuinely seems to want to know. The questions stop when I give her an answer that makes sense to her. So, the more detailed the answer the sooner the questioning stops. For example:Me: You need to eat your chickenP: Why?Me: … Continue reading Why?
It’s been months since we went to Pierce to hike or visit the farm animals. The look on Clooney’s face was so sad when we left him behind but took the jogger. He got a great run and walk the day before so he’s ok. We spent almost three hours walking to the barn and … Continue reading Our Farm