Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Is it really July?

So yesterday when I got home from work I put on sweatpants, a hoodie and socks. What? In July?

What happened to global warming? Should we rename it global cooling? Now I'm not complaining about the cool weather. I think it's heaven - 68° in July. Yahoo. But it's not making a whole lotta sense to me? In honor of the cool temperatures, Grace had a photo shoot. 

And while this picture appears to show a sweet cooperative girl, she was NOT sweet or cooperative. She didn't want to listen to anything I said. She refused to talk to anyone in the room. She was very bratty. I know she's only three, but how do you deal with this behavior? I could use some good advice. I would like to teach her that she needs to listen and follow directions. I can say something five times and she totally ignores me. ACK! 

On another note - she picked the boots to go with the dress. I think it works.


blessedpath said...

Totally LOVE the boots with the dress....I think it is an adoreable look. Wish I could pull it off like the little ones:) As far as the sassing....For some reason, I started counting when Chase was little and not listening, and I just have to give that mom glare and say one, two (while holding up the corralating fingers) and I NEVER have to get to three!! Why it works, dunno...but it does! If I am REALLY mad (like at Target) I give them the mom arm squeeze!

A day in the life of the little sister from China. said...

That picture is adorable. You would never know there was an issue. As far as advice........I dont know what to tell ya! I love the "mom arm squeeze" thing. I guess you can try counting but what is the punishment when you have to say 3? And I guess you try timeouts. We haven't had to much of a problem with Em. When she doesnt listen to me, thats when daddy steps in and usually that works. When he's not here I make her sit in time out. Then theres a whole other issue with crying! Well, I'm starting to write a book so I'll quit here! Good luck!

Name: The Bryant Family said...

counting works for us too (as well as when my niece was younger).

And I REALLY like this parenting guy. I read his column in the paper every week.

Name: The Bryant Family said...

we do time out too (if I get to the number three). one minute for every year of her age. and I add time if there is too much crying. I'm a mean mommy!