So I’m totally changing my name to Cashmere Mist Twix. In fact I think we all should be our alter egos. kate, you are officially now Toasty Christmas. Ann Marie you can be Midge*. Rachel can be Ribbons Accord and Beth is now Flebe**.
Now that we have that out of the way, anyone posting as Jen, Jenn, Jenny, Jenefer, Jennifer, Jennie or any derivation thereof must do the Meme and go by their best name. Or else I will make up names for you and you sooooo don’t want me to do that.
Try as I might creative parenting is a fleeting act. I don’t know if I’m tired, my brain is over taxed or what, but I can’t seem to get it together. Maybe my child is now smarter than I am. This is a distinct possibility. The child has sucked every last viable brain cell out of my head save two. And I seriously think those last two brain cells took a holiday to Aruba. Bitches. Why didn’t they take me?
This morning we have dealt with the child harassing the fat cat by pinning her in a corner despite his mother telling him 3 times to stop harassing the cat. He has pulled of the heat grate in his bedroom (lord only knows what he put down the open hole), he snatched the toilet paper out of the bathroom (he may have been preparing a sneak TP the mommy attack), he unloaded 1/2 a box of wipes and then tried to give the other cat a bath with apple juice. That was all before 8:30 this morning. He is currently trying to buckle the sock monkey’s seatbelt with an xbox controller cord. In the grand scheme of things it only endangers our indigenous sock monkey population so I’m not too concerned.
However, my usual method of infraction and naughty chair time is not working. Removal of offending toys or privileges works only to an extent. I need to be more creative, and more positive. Sure, I’m the Montessori type mom who doesn’t lavish praise upon my child in an attempt to make him use the brain God gave him, but I should be careful what I ask for. In typical 3 year old fashion the child has figured out that x behavior will push mom’s button so I will push it Hawrd! Mom goes nuts and boy smiles.
We are going to implement a reward system in this house. I don’t exactly know how to explain it to the child, but I’ll give it a shot. Hell, I’m not 100% sure on how it is going to work. All I know is I’ve got to do something. That whole listening camp is a great idea, but it wouldn’t work with my little Howard Hughes. Wish me luck.
*You get to be Midge because Midge was so better than Barbie
**Flebe because that is the best Star Wars name EVAH!