Over the past year I’ve come to realize that I am not the get down on the floor and play cars kinda mom.? Judge me if you will, but I am just not that kind of person.? I probably should be.? Don’t get me wrong.? I like to play the occasional game with the boy.? I am in full support of puddle splashing.? I do play trains every so often and I will pull out the playdoh and make snakes.
This behavior in me has me a bit… bothered.? I want to that kind of mom.? But frankly, 2 year old games can be boring.? Ah ha! You are nodding your head and agreeing! I see it.? Right through the computer I see it.? For the love of gawd how many times can you pretend to eat ice cream before you go nuts.
But in the spirit of being a better mom I’m sucking it up and finger painting.? I’m making an effort to take time to play with my child.? Actually I’m hoping it will improve his behavior.? So far it is mostly working.? If I keep him busy enough he doesn’t have time to get into trouble.
Monday I decided we would make cookies.? Ok, cooking with the child is something we do on an almost weekly basis.? But cookies!? I don’t ever make cookies.? I forgot how much I like cookies and how much they like my ass.? *Note to self, make healthier cookies.*
Tuesday he had preschool and he wasn’t feeling that great, but I got to be the designated parent to take him to music class.
Yesterday he begged me to get his beans down (which I previously confiscated due to toilet infractions) and I told him that he had to show me he could be responsible with his toys.? (There was also prior marker vs. piano offense)? He proved that he could be responsible and picked up all of his toys, but sadly (as his mother did the happy dance) it was lunch and then nap time.? After nap I was bored and suggested we go to the park.? This was partly to get him out of the house and not thinking about the beans.? Moreover, I forgot that he wanted to play with the beans.? Either way, we went to the park.? However a very large thunderstorm chased us off.? We traded in the playground for finger painting.? At first I wasn’t nearly involved enough in the finger painting for my son’s liking so he said, “Mama, do like this.”? As he’s rubbing his hands through the myriad of colors.? I relented and painted with him.? The result may show up in a header some day.
Today was school again.? But after nap the child has taken to asking us to lay down in the bed with him.? He likes to close the door (curtain) and pretend to do different things.? Yesterday it was a car and we were driving to school.? Today we just read books and giggled.? Ok, I tried to wrestle a booger out of his nose and he thought it was funny.? I lost by the way.? Booger is still there.
Hugs and lovies;
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