Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Today my little girl turns 14. I guess she's not little anymore. I'm making her a giant chocolate chip cookie/cake for today and she's having a party Saturday. The kids both had a pretty good first day of school. I was worried about Parkers class but it seems to have worked out. I freaked out before I had all the information. I think he is in good hands. He was happy to go back today so that's a good sign. Here are a couple pics of the first day. Parker looks upset because Macey is trying to erase the chalk board and I told her no therefore she was throwing a fit, lol. Parker does not like it when Macey cries. Also I added a cute pic of Macey from a friends going away party.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I think all this talk about school and going to bed earlier and getting up earlier is making Parker grumpy. To make it worse he is getting a cold and won't really tell me how bad he feels. Today everything made him mad from the get go. No one could talk to him or tease him. He was not in the mood. He didn't start getting happier until Macey had a nap. I hope tomorrow he feels better. On the flip side, Macey was an absolute angel today. I worried that she would always be a little terror but she is doing so much better. I am just in love with this age she is at and all the cute things she says and does. Here's hoping it sticks, lol.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The kids are starting school next week. I'm really excited for them. Molly is starting high school and Parker will be starting a new school. I hope he likes it. The teacher seems really fun and he will get to be with some of his old friends. He says he's nervous about it. He says he will miss his old school. I think he will be ok once he starts. They have less aides in this class and it seems like an older kid class, so I really don't know how it will go. I will hope for the best but keep a good eye on things. Macey has been saying that she wants to go to school. I keep telling her, maybe after you turn 3. We have to wait and see if there is room after her birthday. First we have to work on taking the bottle away and potty training. I will enjoy some quiet but I have a feeling Macey will be lonely without her brother. We are going to have to go to alot of playgroups or Mom groups. Here's hoping next week goes well for all the kids.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Lately Parker has been more stubborn and upset than usual. Not a lot, but some for sure. Maybe it's because school is out, maybe it's he's not getting enough time away from his sister or maybe it's because he needs more sleep or is maturing some. I just don't know. He has been quicker to anger and quicker to say no to us. Lately when we've told him to do something he doesn't want to do, if he's in any kind of bad mood he'll say no and stand his ground. Sometimes we need to be more patient with him and say things a different way. I really think we are keeping him up to late because it's mostly at night when it happens. Sometimes he'll refuse to brush his teeth or get angry if the wrong person is reading to him at night. One night I told him we needed to change his underwear because I thought they were dirty. He insisted they weren't and would not take them off. I could see that they were and told him he had to. He said no for a long time. Finally he did it but he was mad and said he wanted to hit me. Poor guy. He seems happy most of the time at home. I'm going to try getting him to bed earlier and spending more one on one time with him and see if that helps. I'm also going to talk to his behaviorists on how I should handle it when he says no. Today I bought him some new books and he was really happy. I read them all to him tonight and he told me to come visit him in a little while. I'm really thinking he needs a little extra attention right now. Well, I guess I'll end this post. Someone needs visiting. :)