Monday, August 16, 2010


I have been making progress with the boxes and with getting settled into our new area. I attended a welcome party for the spouses association in my area. It was nice to meet so many friendly people. I also got a chance to get to know some of the wives that live near me in housing better. It is still a bit strange knowing that all my neighbors are working for the same place.

Harry has been a bit of a brat of late. I am sure that he is just feeling the stress of the move but it is still irritating to have him acting out. I started giving him the choice to act good or bad. I would lay out the consequences for him being bad and continuing the naughty behavior and then ask him if he wanted be good or continue being naughty and get the consequences of that. So far it seems to be stopping the temper tantrums, although he is still ripping toys out of his brother's hands and other general naughty things. At least I can get him to go to his room when he is being punished with out having to drag him there myself.

I think that toddler is my favorite stage. They are a hoot to hang around and they do not talk back quite yet, although Daniel will jabber scold me if I am not paying attention to him. Toddlers are also super easy to entertain. I have no idea why we have fancy toys when he is happy playing with a cardboard box and other items out of our recycling bin (don't worry we have one of those fancy can openers that does not leave a sharp edge).

I plan on taking some pictures one of these days and hopefully I can find the cord to my camera.


Anonymous said...

Yes, toddlers are fun. And they usually prefer to play with household items.
Remember a daughter at that age playing for hours and hours with my pots and pans. Yes, they got a few more dents but it kept her in sight. Only thing was--- to remember all pans had to be washed before cooking!
One son as a toddler son really scared us! Lost him. Searched and searched the house and yard, about ready to call the sheriff when he was finally found----fast alsleep in a box of quilting scraps in my closet.

Ginger said...

so glad that you are adjusting well. kind of wild to think you are back in that one place you lived before. sorry cant say because you told me not too :p