Monday, April 22, 2013

Today I am - parenting version

"Going to say "yes" even if its through gritted teeth

Not going to yell, raise my voice or speak in a sarcastic tone

I am going to see how J reacts/behaves with a day full of permission to do rather than a ton of dont's

I'm going to be outside while he plays"

I wrote this this morning before the day really started. It lasted up until he started throwing gravel at the windows. Now I didn't yell but I may have spoken very strongly. Also when he grabbed the gift card I had on the desk and threw it. Exhausted. I'm exhausted. And I'm seriously considering starting him in preschool this summer rather than this Fall.


  1. I totally feel you. I found age 2.5-3.5 to be the most difficult thus far. I did not know how to stop my son from behaving in a manner that was unacceptable & I became very frustrated & angry, which of course was just masked sadness.
    All I can offer is this: take breaks, give him praise for the good stuff, and do not isolate yourself.
    I am enjoying your new blog space by the way. Congratulations:)

    1. Thanks :) I'm enjoying a little frivolity and fun.
      I called Js school today and signed him up for July classes. It needs to happen.