Thursday, June 10, 2010


We've been having a few at our house this last week. It's something very new for the little man and obviously I am not a fan. But it's all part of being a parent, right?
I know you're saying, "this can't be true, not that sweet little boy." Well yes it is. He has thrown himself on the floor, screamed, whined, cried, and he even bit me. It has not been fun.

Sometimes it seems much easier to yell to Ethan across the room, "stop that" or "get down", than to stop making dinner, get on Ethan's eye level and have a little chat. In the long run I know it's worth it. Yes, it's even worth it on the days that I have been working, my feet are swollen, my head hurts and I just can't take anymore. It works out much better for everyone. I'm not saying it works every time, but taking a moment to deal with the situation using a technique that works for me and him is the way to go. And yelling at him from afar is not one of them.
It just so happens that I stumbled across this post from MckMama the other day. I know it's long, and I don't agree with everything, but I think it has some great tips and reminders. I think it's always good to get advice and feedback from other people that are going through the same situations. So if you need a tip or two check it out, it's worth the read.

1 comment:

Rad Runner said...

I can't even imagine that lil' peanut kickin and screaming, although I know that anything is possible, it takes WAY more strength to get on mini level! Ethan and Baby #2 you are some lucky kids with such a good mama!