Just about anything that pertains to her is met with a quick, "I can do it!" followed by a quick "NO!" when we try to assist. Once she's accomplished her goal she moves onto the next thing she can get into even if it's off limits or unattainable. I am constantly trying to keep her busy with activities so that she feels she's got some sort of job to do...."take this to the trash", "push in the chairs from dinner", "help mommy unload the dishwasher or do laundry". She thrives with "jobs" and melts down with mundane activities. The difference at this age between Big J and the cricket is like night and day! Big J could sit and enjoy some toys or legos for what seemed like hours...not so much with this little firecracker!
|Happy as can be!|
|I REALLLLY want to sit in this bucket, "help me momma!"...|
|"But sweetie you can't fit in the bucket." |
"NO momma I DO, I DO!"
"No you don't honey, let's go find something else to do like put the blocks in the bucket"
Many times lately I've found myself trying to figure new ways of tackling the
terribleness joyfulness of this age and often come up empty handed in some situations. So far I've gotten up from a meal in a restaurant and left, I've sat down in the middle of a grocery store aisle and laid down the rules, I've stopped all activity and held my gal until she calms down...But sometimes I'm at a loss! What kinds of tactics do you use to tame your little sweetness and get them back to the reality of who's in charge??
|Smile back on the face and moving on to something else to explore and discover!|
Ahhhhhh the joys of toddlerhood! Everyday the cricket seems to be getting more and more intolerant being a baby and wants to only be testing the boundaries and limits of her world. She is a 24 pound powerhouse and will make it well known to all around that she is HERE and ready for a challenge! I'm loving every minute of it to be honest but oh there are days when I go to bed utterly exhausted and sporting another grey hair!
|Happy Wednesday! |
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