Thursday, August 6, 2009

One, two, three...

So I hosted a get together last night and had a house full of moms and kids. I'll give you one guess as to how things went where little miss flower is concerned. She was a total menace. She kept picking on the same little girl (whom she really likes and asks to play with almost daily) and doing other annoying things. I had to send her to her room a number of times. It didn't help, time-outs never do with her. I wanted to cry after everyone left (but that could also be due to the insane amount of dishes awaiting me). It makes me sad for her. I don't want her to be the kid that no one wants to play with. 

 When I picked her up from school today, the teacher informed me that little flower had pinched and shoved one of her classmates and refused to apologize. Nice. The teacher politely reassured me and shared some stories about her own daughter who had the same sort of issues at this age. She recommended a book that someone else recommended in the comments. That book is now on hold for me at the library. If I get desperate enough I'll just go buy the darn thing. In the interim I'm taking deep breaths and counting to ten. And loving my little menace.

On a lighter note, look who just turned SIX months old:

Superbaby! She soothes herself with these two fingers:

She loves her mobile:

She loves playing with her feet (with my help, she still can't quite reach them on her own):

She loves tummy time and her big sister (especially her big sister):

And we all love her!

I'll have to try and post a video of her laughing at her reflection in the mirror. You can't not smile. 

Speaking of smiling...when I was little my mom could always make me smile by saying "Here comes that smile, here it comes, I see it, you want to smile but you're trying so hard not to, you're trying so hard to keep a straight face, there it is, oh I see it...", to which I would inevitably giggle. I could be in the worst mood, but that got me every time. I discovered a variation of that which given the little flower's current defiant personality works quite well. I simply say "Now don't you smile". I've never seen someone smile so eagerly in all my life:)


1 comment:

Donna Boucher said...

Oh! Look at your little one hold up her head so nice! So big :o)

I think your little flower will grow up to be a great girl with lots of friends.
She is just making her way.
It's hardest on mommy ;o)

My most difficult boy is the most courteous young man in the world.

You remind me so much of my younger self....I took everything so seriously...I wanted the children to be perfect. Of course they weren't. So I fretted.

But I want to tell you....

Everything is going to be all right.

All we can do is our best.
And the children seem to thrive despite us :o)