My Girly is a bit annoyed with her dad, he keeps trying to put her back in her bed for a nap. She just put a pirate hat on him, handed him a sword and said, "You're a pirate. Have a good trip pirate!" She was trying to get rid of him. He wasn't all that cooperative. "Get on your own ship and go for a trip" Daddy still wasn't taking the hint.
"You, Girly Pirate, are going in your crib-ship and taking a nap. arrr."
She is now screaming from said ship, "I don't like you Daddy Pirate!"
Maybe if we are lucky, she will scream til she is tired and sail away to dreamland.
Nope, no sleeping. Just spitting milk all over herself and her bed. For fun. And the occasional screeching.
3:30pm We are stellar parents.
My dh said we had to take a photo and post this so that everyone would know how Canadian we are. Yep, there are our preschoolers, riding their bikes in the snow in their short-sleeves. It was over 55 degrees F out there! Positively balmy! and I did put their coats on after the photo op. and yes, Girly did pick out her own outfit. with the help of her dad.
I have to add that as a true Canadian, I grew up in the frozen far north, where we literally had 2 months of summer. And by summer I mean that the temperatures were sometimes in the high teens to low twenties Celsius (think 65 to 70 Fahrenheit). And it only snowed maybe 2 or 3 days of that.
We were not allowed to run through the sprinkler or go in the little pool unless the temperature hit 20 degrees (70 F). Brr.! I can not imagine, as an adult, even being remotely tempted by the water at 20 degrees. I remember my Mom boiling water in big pots to add to the kiddy pool so that we didn't end up with hypothermia. Good Mom!
Girly was indulging in some attention-seeking behavior at dinner today. This involved gargling chocolate milk so it would spill out of her mouth; spitting food, throwing things at mommy, screaming...
We made a concerted effort to listen to her talk and give positive reinforcement for more positive behavior. There are a lot of people vying for our attention at the dinner table and it can be easy for someone to get left out. Though, she is pretty hard to ignore and not likely to let herself be left out of anything!
While her brother was telling me a story, she decided that she had something to say. I told her quietly that I would listen to her in a minute, not to interrupt her brother. So then she starts in. "Shh. Shhhh. SH SUPERBOY! SHHOOOOOOOOSH!!!!"
Yeah, she is not likely to get lost in the shuffle.