Monday, April 27, 2009

The Incident Report

So I get to school this afternoon to pick Abby up and I am asked to sign an Incident Report. Abby is involved in an 'Incident'. The Report says:

Abigail was washing her hands in the bathroom sink. Another child comes up to use it at the same time. Abigail shoves him out the way. He pushes back, so she bites him.

Lovely. I am not surprised, I know I have a feisty little thing that is not liking the 2yr old room very much so far. And is ALWAYS quick to snap. But DANG. So, I signed it, giggling inside but not showing such disregard to the teacher & her Report. I call my best friend Jenn on the way home who says 'that's my girl' (quote). Heehee.

NOTE: No, Jenn and I are not celebrating this behaviour, I don't need anybody calling CPS thanks. I did TRY to talk to my daughter about biting, which she seemed to think has something to do with strollers so I didn't get very far. This post is just meant to give everyone a giggle about the tiniest girl in the room pushing her weight around!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Separation Anxiety

So, the separation anxiety came back for Easter weekend in California, with a vengeance (yes, that's how you spell it, looks wrong, huh?) Abby was pretty much nervously glued to me the whole time. Of course, accompanied by an incessant whine. And not even the cake & presents at Morgan's 2nd birthday could undo the upset. After 2 straight days of this (very exhausting), we all had a good cry about it (OK, just Grandma Sharon & I cried, we're criers), and we drove home saying we're never having any more children, ha.

It mostly makes me sad because I want Abby to have fun at these things & she just, well, doesn't. All the parenting advice books say "when your child acts up; tantrums or whining, tell her she will have to go home if she cannot behave, and follow through by going home". But none of them tell you what to do if your child would actually PREFER this, heehee. So, we are stuck with trying all the different tactics we've been doing for the past year, only now with a little more of a strong hand because she's 2, and we can tell a little bit of it is a power-game.

They are such complex little things that can drive you up the wall, have you in tears, have you determined never to breed again ;) It is a good thing that 2 nights later, your husband captures this photo, and somehow all the damage is repaired, and I am in love with her again. How do they DO that?!


Guess What Daddy's Teaching Her?




The 2nd Birthday Party

The theme was ice-cream cones, can you tell? :)
I totally get into party themes, I wish she'd have more birthdays per year.