WAITING FOR THE POT TO BOIL (PART II)

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Just Some Stuff...



Anyone have any suggestions on how to get a one year old to understand "no" or "don't"? I cannot get Liam to understand when he does something wrong. Mostly he is like a moth to a flame with electrical outlets. I am a dog person and somehow I don't think spraying him with water is socially acceptable, but at this point I am willing to try just about anything! I thought tantrums were for 2 year olds? Who knew!

Ok, so here is what is going on in Liamland and the lesser known Momsville. Liam is standing for long periods of time and walking along things but has stopped trying to walk alone for now. Doesn't help that I really don't push him. I am not looking forward to chasing him down constantly as he is already a bit of a terror! He still has the little patches of pimples on his cheeks, but thanks to Cetaphil they are finally clearing up, I think. A few of my favorite things are Cheerios, Baby Einstein Dvds and the "baby octagon." These often buy me some much needed time. Right now Liam is mesmerised by "Baby Gallileo" so I am happy I can update WFTPTB.

And now in Momsville: I start a new police dispatching job just 6 miles from home and across the street from Chris' parents on Friday! I am really excited. Chris still driving really far to work but gas prices have gone down ($2.65), he has found someone to carpool with and with only one of us going back and forth that cuts down our gas bill by hundreds and hundreds. Crazy. I have become really active in my church, teaching sign language on Mondays, Women's Bible Study on Tuesdays and now I am doing some performing in sign language and acting during future services. We are starting "40 Days of Purpose" which is a program based on the book, "The Purpose Driven Life" and I am pretty excited about that. I am a very social person and this church has sooo many young families, I love it. I have found 2 fellow infertiles and I even went out on a limb and shared this blog with one of them. I hope it gives her a few laughs and that she and I become friends. Chris is job is OK, he has been shot at 3 times this week so that is not good, but none of the bullets hit him or his partner so that is good... He has been offered an amazing position teaching his favorite subject: close combat, so we have a lot to think about. My dogs are all doing fine. They are still under house arrest, due to nosey neighbors, but we are managing. Camping recently helped aleviate the boredom for them. Now if I could only stop the shedding....Winter will help but with winter comes muddy paws. Ok, that is all for now, sorry it was a bit dull, but I had a lot to catch you up on!

3 comments:

Brandy said...

Wow, it sounds like you keep yourself busy. I would LOVE to learn more sign language to be able to do that in my church. I think it's awesome that you're able to do that. Good luck with the shedding! I've got three fur babies and understand how that can be. :-)

Brina said...

He understands "No" he just doesn't listen. LOL That never gets better. No, really, just be consistent, say "No" firmly, and move him away and give him something else to play with. "They" (some book I read) say that you should say "No" to a child in the same amount of words as their age. So, since he's 1, say "No." When he's two, say "No touch" etc. I dunno how well that works, but I think the point is not to confuse him with verbally reasoning why it is bad to touch the electrical outlet. He won't get it. Although I would never tell Alex or Madi something in only 3 words, that's just weird... Can you imagine carrying that reasoning to adulthood? Having to be given all responses in exactly 30 words? LOL That would be funny.

ewe are here said...

Just wandered through from another blog...

The patches on his cheek may be eczema. It's quite common, and frequently shows up around this age. My 16 month old developed a touch on his cheek around his 14th month. A super good moisturizer used several times a day keeps it at bay. (Heat seems to aggravate it, too; cooler weather definitely helps.)