Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby Steps

Will is in a "phase" that when I tell him he can't do something/tell him no/be a parent, he tells me I'm a bad mommy. It's only a phase cause kids grow out of that. Right?

Will loves having things explained to him and LOVES to ask endless questions about any topic. Especially ones that you know nothing about or say thought for sure no one could come up with three questions about that, let alone twenty.

Anyway, I've been trying to use his love of explanation instead of say disciple for saying something like, you are the worst mommy ever. So we have had many discussions about how that hurts my feelings and makes me feel bad. And you can be upset with someone, but you don't have to say things that hurt their feelings.

So I'm trying to decide if the following encounter should be considered a sign of progress. I'm pretty sure it is a sign that he was listening, and that's a good first step, I think.

I made Will come in from playing outside because his friend had to go in. He got very upset and ran and hid under a blanket in the living room. After a few minutes of over exaggerated emotion he poked his head out from under the blanket.

"Mommy, I love you so much. But I'm sorry you are a bad mommy."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It takes all kinds

Overheard in JCPenny

Customer walks up to two store employees, "Excuse me, where is the men's department?"

Employee, "Just up the escalator", points behind the customer to the escalator

Customer turns towards the escalator, takes a few steps, then turns around and comes back to the employees. "That escalator is going down, how do you get up?"

Employees turn and look at each other, turn back to customer, "It's around the other side."

Customer turns and leaves.

Employees look back at each other, "It must be the heat."

Sometimes its just good to know you aren't the only one that gets to help people out.