Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good day gone bad gone good

A good day at the park turns into a go to bed early time for my sign turns into a time to unwind and refocus time
Alls well that ends well

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mama makes a not so good decision

This morning I was supposed to observe DS in his class but it didn't happen bc of confusion and upset. ...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Face painting!

Probably my son's first foray into to face painting should have been so dramatic. today he got his whole face painted alay his favorite superhero ; - ) spiderman. It was awesome but admittedly a bit much for the first time. We already knew that it was going to be major even g by discussing that he would have to wash his face before going to bed. Step back!!! Well on the way home he fell asleep (long drive) and just as we pulled up BIG wake up smear. So sad! He saw the paint on his hands and just lost it. So sad! He didn't want to have anything to do with anyone. I tried to tell him it wasn't bed then he proceeds to smear the paint more further upsetting himself. Okay, let's wash your hands oh no! more melt down he loses it!
I am trying to be empathetic but he is becoming loud and annoying. (Yes, I said it). Okay mama breath. This is pretty crushing! I totally empathize that he is pretty heartbroken.
I get a basin of warm water and join him outside (where I had pplaced him when the volume became too much). Slowly I approach and he let's me get closer. I begin to wipe and the makeup easily comes off. I feel his disappointment. He wanted to wear this all day. After 15 minutes he recovers. So glad DH took pictures!
Note to self: Next time when he go to a festival we will get his face painted sooner than later so he has longer to enjoy it. This time we waited so long by the time he was done it was time to go not much time to run around and be wild in his spidey look!!! (So much to learn).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Discovering water...

DD is getting around today it was so exciting how she concentrated so intently as the water poured into the basin. The smile of sheer delight with her discovery was a treasure to behold!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My DS and Michael Jackson

My son is obsessed with Michael Jackson.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A dd milestone on my birthday...

Baby girl is growing and changing so much. I swear that girl fills my heart up with so much love. She is simply a sweetheart. I digress.
The big news is that she stood today independent of holding on to anything for about 5 seconds. It was absolutely wonderful and amazing to watch.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another good day gone bad

Ds can be as wonderful and sweet as he can be a pain in the X%$.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Why do they behave so differently around other people.

Grandparents, friends sometimes it's like I have another child...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The worst playdate ever

My ds is borderline playdate material. At any point he can become violent, unpredicatable and difficult to manage (is some of what I just said redundant?) He was trying to force a friend into playing "Michael Jackson (whom he is obsessed with)." It was horrible.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A light day with DS

Say happy to say it was a light day with DS lots of hugs, laughter, silliness and my favorite, "I love yous."

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

DS is out of control

Or mama is just clueless.

Not sure what to do sometimes.

The hitting
The back talk
The whining
The demands

Friday, April 2, 2010

Music class and naming things

Music class with DD is going to be so good. She loves to move her body and seems so joyfilled around music in general. I love this special time the two of us will be able to share.

I learned something great from DS teacher. "Words do not have meaning until we give them meaning." This is powerful information in my understanding of how to better communicate with him. Today was filled with more challenging behaviors but I believe they were all handled so much better because of this new incite.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The back talk is out of control

I so lost my patience with DS today. He can be so disrespectful but I just read most of this article on power struggles and I feel once again like I'm handling him/the situation all wrong.