Today we celebrate family and friends. We remember that we’re thankful for one another and the food on the table. What about those people who we really should be thankful for? Do you pray for them? Do you tell them thank you when you see […]
Month: November 2014
If you’re like me, then you’ve had your Christmas décor up since just after Halloween. I can’t help myself, I have a serious weakness for plump snowmen. They’re just so “fluffy”. Well, I have some exciting news for you, I have joined up with 11 […]
“Mama, SIT!” I have heard that a lot this weekend. This kid is 20 months going on 15 lately. I swear, I may die when she’s a teenager just from pure pent up frustration. Who does she think she is ordering me around? Oh yea, she’s her father’s daughter. I love my daughter, I honestly do, but this kid is on my last nerve. She refuses to sleep a full nap or even through the night. Meals are a serious struggle lately. She doesn’t like anything I pick out for her to wear. Mama’s craft stuff, somehow it keeps ending up where it’s not supposed to be.
The dog is happy with her though, so there’s that. It’s been a very rough month in our home. Lots and lots of fits. This whole learning to talk thing, really sucks for all of us. Audrey gets mad and has a mini tantrum when she tries to get something out and we tell her no or that she needs to ask. She can say sorry but refuses to. She’d much rather run and put herself in timeout.
I am tired of the arguing. It’s not fun for mama. I want her to be a happy baby and have fun with me. So I realized we needed to find a change. DISTRACTIONS, say it with me, DI-STRAC-TIONS! Yea, keep her busy and out of timeout.
I went through her room and changed how it was organized. She helped me to make it more enjoyable of area for her. Then we went through her toys and brought out some she hasn’t played with in a while. Found the crayons and paper for her and let her learn the right way to be independent. What a change it has been. Yes, she’s still having some tantrums but they have been less and less each day. Audrey is listening better and seems to be happier.
Tell me, what did you do when your kids started there independent toddler phase?