Sunday, November 11, 2007
So Much for a Post a Day
Oh, well. And not like I haven't had an opportunity to post. We've been up before 5:30 most mornings lately with the kids, whose internal clocks have not adjusted to the blasted time change.

A few weeks ago, we visited a museum with some friends of ours. Harry was carried our screaming because we wouldn't buy him a toy OR let him run around unattended in the gift shop. Our friends said they remembered well the few months leading up to their son's third birthday and how it had been difficult. It hit me right then and there that Harry is also going through an end-of-two difficult time. His third birthday is two months away. Whatever gland regulates whining and tantrums is working overtime. At any given time he can drop to the floor and cry if he does not agree with what is happening be it a bath, leaving the library or being called to the dinner table. And forget eating. He is longer interested.

When you do a search on Google for advice on how to deal with these phases in a child's life, I love how the experts "congratulate" you on having a child who is developing normally, testing boundaries and exploring his or her emotional landscape. To you, psychologists, I say that's all fine but we need practical advice on dealing and we would not be opposed to hearing "it sucks! Drink wine when they go to bed. You'll feel instantly better." We self-medicate.


Blogger Andie said...

see, that's where you are wrong....drink the wine when you get up in the morning and keep on drinking it all day.....

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