LYNNABEL's Jun 2008 CalorieKing Blog

Friday, June 27th 2008

In reading about Tori being tired, I remember something I did last weekend when Steve was out of town and I was by myself with my babies.

I put Ellen on a play mat on the rug in the living room, took a pillow off the couch, and layed down by her, with my arm over her legs to snuggle with her. The doors were locked, and Will was playing with his CD player in his room (he likes reggae and folk songs!), and I, honest to God, dozed. On the ground, in bright sunlight. It was light dozing, and I ...

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Friday, June 20th 2008

Will eats banana and piece of toast for breakfast every morning in his high chair and I talk at him or myself. I love our mornings together. This morning I heard a siren, and said, "That siren is ridiculous. Its going to wake Ellen up." Will thought about it, and said "Si-wen dick-less" and I couldn't stop laughing. He's probably right.

I have a pet peeve with sirens and motorcycles. Both are just ludicrously loud. Even if I didn't have sleeping children, it would bother...

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Monday, June 16th 2008

Okay - this lady is cracking me up. http://www.parentdish.com/bloggers/linda-lee/

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I had what Iím training myself to call a good learning experience (LE) yesterday (vs a *&^*-up). Iíve never really had to worry about what is on the TV while Will is around since he has never shown much (hardly any) interest in TV, unless its Little Einsteins, the intro song to Sponge Bob, or Sesame Street. However, yesterday I was downstairs with Will and Ellen with the TV on playing Shrek III (L...

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Tuesday, June 10th 2008

Iíve been using some of the under-3 techniques from Love and Logic with Will and have found them to be fairly effective, as long as I can keep my cool, which Iíve generally been able to do. It was such a good recommendation from Michelle. Even when I canít quite keep my cool, Iím able to use the techniques anyway, and keep myself or the situation from escalating too far. Jay Ė I thought of you when Will got frustrated, started to raise his hand to me, then he paused, furrowed his brow, and then ...

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Monday, June 2nd 2008

Iím feeling very challenged by being Willís mother right. I donít want to go into too many specifics for fear of being misunderstood, but Iím just at a loss with him, his behavior, and my reaction to it. I am praying that this stage passes quickly. I havenít read any particular helpful advice online or in my child development books or from my own past or others experiences. I havenít found any truly useful ideas for managing the type of behavior Will is exhibiting. I dislike my reactions to his ...

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