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January 22, 2007

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papa dale

with the tremendous amount of improvement to your first born after his stay with the Tennessee Grandparents, I'm glad that you're not trying to pass blame for lil' Sweet Tater turning a little sour. Are you sure you brought the right kids home from Sweet Water? Could it be there is a time warp to some reverse universe on the road between your parents house and yours? This switch in behavior roles is a bit confusing. I do remember when Aunt Beckie's youngest was into throwing herself backward when she didn't get her way, I believe this slowed or stopped after she realized that the floors at Grandma Mary's were oak and did not give as well as carpet when struck by a small head going backward. I do know that Aleita has grown into a loving' caring 3 yr. old (when she wants to be, and on her terms), I have no doubt that my little sweet Tater will be back soon, your only hope is that they don't start to conspire against you while you take YOUR nap after hitting the old wine bottle. *Footnote* do any of the people that write those children's psyco books really have kids of their own???

Linda

I think Hailey, at 12 1/2 months is turning into her brat of a mother. I sat down to catch up on the blog. Hailey was pulling on my hair. I told her that if she does it one more time, she would go in her play yard. (Or her baby cage as Carni loves to put it!!) She went for a chunk, warped it around her hand and yanked. I picked her up, said "Now what did I tell you? You are going into your play yard." I sat her down, (She still had a good amount of hair, it just wasn't on my head anymore.) She looked up and gave me the, if you hurry, I won't cry look. I had time to sit down, pull the computer back on my lap. Then the screaming started. I told her she was okay. "No Mom, done!" over and over and over. I looked up to see her throw herself down, flat on her face. Kicking, screaming, fist pumping, and crying started in. Thinking she hurt herself, I threw the computer to the side, jumped over the side of the play yard, missing landing on top of her by inches, oops. She looked up, smiled, stood up, and grabbed my hair. My mother, mean while just laughed, and said I deserved it. Now how sad is that?

Julianne

Papa Dale-

I wonder about the people who write those books too. They seem to have all of the answers but none of them work.

Glad to hear Miss Aleita is growing out of her fit-throwing stage. It gives me hope!

Julianne

Linda-

Hair pulling is the worst! I couldn't, however, get past the fact that your 12 1/2 month old is saying complete sentences. Is she some kind of prodigy?? :)

Linda

"No" "mom" and "done" are the only words she does say. She says them all the time, it just so happened that it worked for that scenario! I ask her if she wants Cheerios and she says "no, done" as she is stuffing her face!

Katb

Ah, the call for independence is setting in our children. Ben my almost 2 year old is learning fast. If I cry I will get my way. I was fixing Choc. Chip pancakes this am, he wanted some Choc. chips, if I cry, I will succeed. I gave in the first time, then hello- what am I doing? Uuugh!! The struggle to be independent and to get what he wants is in full swing now. Good luck w/ Tantum! I guess I need to uncover my WTEin the toddler years too.

Then on top of that I am working on the "whiner" in the house. Trey keeps telling me "I don't want you to yell at me or spank me anymore". I ask the same of him except of course the spanking part. If you yell I will yell? What? Where is Supper Nanny? Really what works best for Trey is getting on his level and talking to him in a calm voice. Then I think why should I get on his level? To avoid yelling or dominating him?? But, aren't I the parent. Uuugh

Trail and tribulations!

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