Eldyn: 3 Years + 5 Months
May 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
Mean Words! Lew and I have been working on the distinction between “mean words” and words he just doesn’t like. It’s a concept that’s hard to grasp and as a result, I’ve been deemed pretty dang mean lately. Reasons I’m a “Mean Mama!” include: Bedtime, time to clean up, no cookies for breakfast, no pajamas to school, no snitching before dinner, brushing teeth, time to go potty, etc., etc., etc.
Spill It. Somehow lately, Eldyn has mastered the art of spilling every single cup of fluid within reach. Covered or not. For a while, it was the “No use crying” approach. Then B and I moved to slight exasperation. Then exasperation. Then pleading. Now, we’re just resigned. It’s part of the routine. Last night, Lew spilled his sippy cup in his bed and I told him to “just find a dry spot and sleep there.”
Guilt Trip: With all the crazy that is, it’s been getting harder and harder to find a night when all four of us are home for bedtime. Eldyn hates this. He likes it when we’re all together and has started staking claims on times he knows we’re usually together.
“This weekend? Can we ride our bikes to the bunny and go to the waterfall and then go camp firing?”
“Tonight? Can you stay home and eat dinner and do homework and tuck me in?”
I’d love nothing more, little man.