Friday, April 30, 2010

Fingers crossed! Making progress.

I'm fully prepared for a setback, but I have to take this evening's post for a little brag about my girl. Amelia has been extremely well-behaved for two full days! We're getting along really well, and I couldn't be more proud of this cutie-pie.

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For my part, I am working very hard on patience. My brain is probably tired of hearing "she's only two... she's only two..." over and over each day. But really, I often try to make Amelia older than her 107 weeks. She doesn't understand Mommy's obsessive need for organization. Nor Mommy's intolerance of clutter. She has no idea why Daddy freaks out about crumbs (although she does notice the new ant visitors we've been battling in the kitchen). She needs some room to be a kid, and I'm trying my best to give her that space.

I'm also consciously manging her expectations. It's amazing that something so simple as "choo-choo show, then diaper, then nap", repeated a couple times, can really cut down on the tantrum when naptime comes around. I try to use my new-found "first this, then that" strategy throughout the day. She knows what to expect, and she accepts my timeline pretty well.

I'm proud of my girl. It's be a very challenging few weeks. That's not to say the Terrible Two monster won't rear it's ugly head again soon. But I'm happy. Two days where Amelia and I can be friends and have some fun. Not too shabby.


KellyW said...Best Blogger Tips

That's great!! I have really been struggling this week with Ryan too. He is definitely letting me know he is 2 now and some parts of it break my heart. I am also working on my patience and the "He's 2 Kelly, relax". It's so hard because he knows exactly how to push my buttons. It's me not reacting to the button pushing that is the trick. I'm getting better at remaining calm. He had a good past couple of days. Tuesday was the worst ever. I don't want to do Tuesday ever again. I am so glad Amelia has been so good. It sure makes the days go smoother and makes us want to be with our kiddos even more when they are happy and well behaved.

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